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SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 11, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic... Read More

SOWELA Named Workforce Innovator of the Year

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Recognizes the College for Its Substantial Innovations to Workforce Development in Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 16, 2018 On Thursday, November 15,... Read More

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

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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