Sowela offering free fiber optics training in partnership with Venture Global

Published 12:03 pm Friday, May 24, 2024

In partnership with Sowela Technical Community College, Venture Global is offering Calcasieu and Cameron Parish residents free Fiber Optics Technician training for the next cohort of its Will to Skill program.

Training begins Monday, June 24, with classes meeting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sowela’s Main Campus in Lake Charles.

Eligible participants can earn up to three certifications during the weeklong program. Training includes Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT), Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) and Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S).

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The Fiber Optics Technician course is a one-day training designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. It combines theory and hands-on activities to prepare students for the technician exam.

The Fiber Optics Specialist course offers advanced training for testing and maintaining fiber optics networks and includes fiber optics testing standards.

In the Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing course, students learn about high-performance splicing and the points necessary to achieve effective splices. Training includes fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multi-mode fiber optics cables.

For more information, visit or contact Sowela’s Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560 or email