Lake Charles Toyota Contributes a $5,000 Scholarship to the SOWELA School of Transportation

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Louisiana dealership helps students chase their dreams of entering the automotive industry

Dr. William Mayo, Corey Tarver and Dr. Neil Aspinwall holding a check for $5,000 presented to the SOWELA School of Transportation

Lake Charles Toyota presents a $5,000 scholarship for the SOWELA School of Transportation. From left to right are Dr. William Mayo, Corey Tarver and Dr. Neil Aspinwall.

Lake Charles Toyota, a dealership located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, recently presented a check for a $5,000 scholarship towards the SOWELA School of Transportation. Dr. William Mayo, the Dean of the School of Transportation & Applied Technology, Corey Tarver, the General Manager of Lake Charles Toyota and Dr. Neil Aspinwall, the Chancellor of the SOWELA Technical Community College were in attendance at this check presentation. This scholarship helps give low to moderate income students enrolled in the Automotive Maintenance Technology Program at the SOWELA School of Transportation the opportunity to pursue a career within the automotive industry.

The Automotive Maintenance Technology Program at the SOWELA School of Transportation is a two-year program that provides students with the necessary training and skills to become certified in the automotive industry. Many graduates become mechanics, repair mechanics or choose to enter other specialized fields within the automotive industry. Students that graduate from this program will be immediately employable at local dealerships as well as automotive maintenance and repair companies. Nearly 15% of Lake Charles Toyota’s Service Center are graduates of the SOWELA Automotive Maintenance Technology Program.

Lake Charles Toyota is proud to contribute a scholarship each year to the SOWELA School of Transportation to help prospective students chase their dreams. Over the past nine years of contributions, Lake Charles Toyota has given over $50,000 towards this local technical community college. Students interested in learning more about the Automotive Maintenance Technology Program at the SOWELA School of Transportation are encouraged to check out the technical community college’s website at http://www.sowela.edu.

Lake Charles Toyota is located at 3905 Gerstner Memorial Drive in Lake Charles, La. Individuals that would like to learn more about the dealership and the services it provides can browse its website at http://www.lakecharlestoyota.com or contact the dealership directly at 337-419-2993.

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