SOWELA Hosts Transportation Open House on June 6

Individuals Interested in Aviation Maintenance or Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Careers are Invited to Explore Academic Offerings and Job Opportunities

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 25, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College will host its first-ever Transportation Open House on Tuesday, June 6, from 5:30-7:30 PM at its Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA. Individuals can explore high-wage, in-demand careers associated with Aviation Maintenance and Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. The event is free and open to the public.

“These programs are great options for those who enjoy hands-on work and are willing to be trained,” said Interim Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Allison Dering. “Students can receive training at SOWELA in a relatively short period of time and enter the workforce where with some work experience, they can be promoted to managerial positions and earn a six-figure income to support their families well.”

Attendees can meet instructors and hear from industry representatives about local job opportunities. Representatives will be available to answer questions about scholarships and financial aid, how to apply and academic advising.

To register for the Transportation Open House, visit For more information, contact SOWELA’s One Stop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or

The Aviation Maintenance program provides practical application of aircraft maintenance training. It is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Students are prepared to test for the FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certification exam. This program is available at SOWELA’s Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA.

The Vehicle Maintenance and Repair program includes specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for servicing and maintaining all types of automobiles. Students learn troubleshooting skills to analyze fuel, electrical, cooling, brake systems, drive train and suspension systems. This program is available at SOWELA locations in Lake Charles and Leesville, LA.

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.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
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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

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