SOWELA Hosts First-ever Flying Tiger Fest on Saturday, March 25

Includes Live Music, Food, Giveaways, Scholarship Information and More!

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 6, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College will host its first-ever Flying Tiger Fest on Saturday, March 25, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at its Main Campus, Sycamore Student Center, 3824 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA. Flying Tiger Fest is not your typical college visit, with prospective students, alums and their families encouraged to visit campus and explore all SOWELA has to offer.

The event is open to the public and includes live music, food, giveaways and activities for kids sponsored by The Children’s Museum of SWLA. Attendees can meet SOWELA faculty and staff and tour the many hands-on learning opportunities available at the College, including SOWELA’s Aviation hangar with planes, nursing simulation labs, industrial hands-on training units, and more.

Enrollment and financial aid specialists will provide application assistance and answer questions about scholarships and financial aid. Representatives from SOWELA’s student organizations will share details on how to get involved and the many student life opportunities available to students.

Hot 103.3 will broadcast live from the event and give away concert tickets.

For more information, visit or contact SOWELA’s One Stop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or

SOWELA was recently named the #1 community college in Louisiana by Niche. SOWELA is also nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Great Colleges to Work For program and ranked #36 on the “Top 100 Community Colleges in America” by Stacker.

SOWELA offers over 30 technical and academic programs, including Practical Nursing, Machine Tool Technology, Culinary Arts, Drafting and Design Technology, Surgical Technology, Accounting Technology and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 85 years.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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