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SOWELA Students Win 20 Medals at Louisiana SkillsUSA Competition

SkillsUSA Empowers Students to Showcase Their Talent While Sharpening Their Craft LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 22, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College students attended the statewide SkillsUSA competition April 3-5.... Read More

SOWELA Offering Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training

Attend the April 25th CDL Informational Session to Learn More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 18, 2019 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a new 7-week program for Commercial... Read More

SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America Bring Home 15 Medals from State Competition

Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Test Business-Related Skills Among Peers LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 17, 2019 Students in the newly established Phi Beta Lambda... Read More

SOWELA Graphic Art Students’ Designs Win Chennault International Airshow Art Contest

Student Artwork to be Showcased in Airshow Posters and T-shirts LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 10, 2019 Two SOWELA Graphic Art students’ designs were selected as part of the Chennault... Read More

The SOWELA Experience

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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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