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SOWELA Culinary Arts Hosts Landry Vineyards for Food and Wine Pairing Demonstration

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – October 5, 2018 SOWELA’s Culinary Arts Department will host Landry Vineyards at the College on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 9 a.m. for a food and... Read More

SOWELA Hosts Career Fair of 55+ Employers for Students and Alumni

Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 2, 2018 On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and... Read More

Commissioner of Higher Education to Hold Stakeholder Engagement Luncheon at SOWELA

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – September 24, 2018 Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Kim Hunter Reed will hold a Stakeholder Engagement Luncheon at SOWELA Technical Community College’s Regional Training Center... Read More

SOWELA Cuts Ribbon on New Facility in Jennings, LA

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 29, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College will cut the ribbon on the new Morgan Smith campus in Jennings, LA on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at... Read More

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Our campus has changed dramatically over the past five years by adding five new buildings. Our coursework is accredited by SACSCOC, enabling easy transfer to a 4-year program.

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Meet Christopher

SOWELA Welding Student

"I never thought I'd love welding, but I do. What I love about SOWELA class is the instructors. The skills I obtain at SOWELA can take me all over the country."

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Meet Kortney

SOWELA Culinary Arts Student

"I chose SOWELA because I heard it was such a great program. Everything they offer is so hands on, which I enjoy so much. Also, the positive attitude and everyone being so supportive."

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