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SOWELA Machine Tool Technology Program to Receive Donation of a 5-Axis Machining Center From Haas Automation INC.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Gift is part of larger Haas donation to all Louisiana technical and community colleges (Lake Charles, LA) – As part of a newly announced agreement between the State of Louisiana and Haas Automation Inc. of Oxnard, California, SOWELA will receive a donation of a 5-axis machining center to add to its newly-developed Machine Tool Technology program. … Read More

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In the Midst of Hurricane Recovery, SOWELA Students Advanced to the Frontlines in Their Culinary Careers to Help During Relief Efforts

Saturday, September 19, 2020

SOWELA Technical Community College students teamed with Mercy Chefs to feed the needy (Lake Charles, LA) – With only a year of culinary school under their belts, three SOWELA Technical Community College students were thrust into the frontlines of their aspiring careers, cooking thousands of meals each day for the survivors of Hurricane Laura, the most … Read More

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Donations Pour in to SOWELA in Wake of Hurricane Laura

Thursday, September 17, 2020

South Louisiana Community College contributes $5,000 among total donations (Lake Charles) – Badly damaged and shuttered two weeks ago by one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the Gulf Coast, SOWELA Technical Community College is getting much-needed financial assistance from its fellow community colleges, including a donation of $5,000 from its sister college, … Read More


SOWELA Classes to Resume Friday, September 25 Online Only at Lake Charles Campus with In-person and Online Classes at Jennings and Oakdale

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Major repairs continue at Main Campus damaged by Hurricane Laura (Lake Charles) – SOWELA Technical Community will resume classes online only on Friday, September 25, 2020, for students at its main campus in Lake Charles, and classes will resume on the same date in person and online at its Jennings and Oakdale campuses. Major repairs … Read More

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All SOWELA Campuses Closed Until At Least Monday, September 14

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

SOWELA Technical Community College officials launch hurricane damage assessment (Lake Charles) – Officials with SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles have announced that all three campuses in Southwest Louisiana will be closed until at least Monday, September 14, due to significant storm damage caused by Hurricane Laura, the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in … Read More


SOWELA Partners with LCTCS to Offer Training and Work Experience Opportunities to SNAP Recipients

Thursday, August 20, 2020

New partnership will provide workforce training for SNAP recipients in allied health and construction (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – SOWELA Technical Community College has been named as a partner in the Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to help Louisiana recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance … Read More


SOWELA Technical Community College Postpones August 6th Commencement Exercises

Monday, July 27, 2020

Spring and Summer 2020 Graduates Invited to Participate in December Ceremony LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 27, 2020 With the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the August 6, 2020 Commencement has been postponed. Spring and Summer 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the Fall ceremony tentatively scheduled for December 18, 2020 … Read More

SOWELA Forest Technology Program Announces Hiring of its First-Ever Female Professor

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SOWELA’s program is one of only two Forest Tech programs in Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 21, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College is adding its first-ever female Forest Technology Program professor, Dr. Emma Thomas, to its team at its instructional site in Oakdale, Louisiana. Thomas will work to uphold the goals of the Forest … Read More


SOWELA Technical Community College Announces Fall Semester Plans

Monday, July 20, 2020

Students Offered Face-to-Face, Online and Hybrid Course Options for Classes Starting August 17th LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 20, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College will begin the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, August 17th. With the continued impact of COVID-19 on Southwest Louisiana, the College has announced a plan to help safeguard the health of … Read More