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SOWELA Offers Workforce Scholarship Program for Pipefitting and Millwright Training

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 14, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a Workforce Scholarship Program to individuals looking to start a new career or... Read More

SOWELA Names CITGO Philanthropic Nominee for its Stem Talent Pipeline

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 13, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College named CITGO Petroleum Corporation (CITGO) its 2018 Philanthropic Honoree on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the annual Association of... Read More

College Community Celebrates National Philanthropy Day with SOWELA’s Week of Giving

 A Fundraising Competition between SOWELA Sites Benefits Student Scholarships through the SOWELA Foundation LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 9, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College faculty and staff are celebrating National... Read More
Graphic Art students - 2018 AAF award winners

SOWELA Graphic Art Students Win First, Second, and Third at AAF Student Conference

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 7, 2018 On November 2, 2018, nine Graphic Art students from SOWELA Technical Community College competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Conference... 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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