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SOWELA Offering Two Short-Term Training Opportunities

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Classes start in January for Culinary Fundamentals and Pipeline Technician Training (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 13, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for two short-term training opportunities. Scholarships are available for those that qualify for both training programs. Registration is open on a first come, first-serve basis. Culinary … Read More

Commencement Ceremony

SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Approximately 150 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Friday, December 17th (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 9, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 17, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 150 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Fall 2021. … Read More

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SOWELA’s School of Business & Applied Technology Earns Prestigious Certification From Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Newly Acquired Accreditation Applies to SOWELA’s Business Administration, Office Systems Technology, and Accounting Technology Programs (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 8, 2021) SOWELA’s School of Business & Applied Technology has earned the highly sought-after certification from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The accreditation covers three programs within the school at SOWELA: … Read More


SOWELA Announces Faculty Promotions for Fall 2021 Semester

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nineteen Promotions Were Recently Announced at Special Faculty Rank and Promotion Ceremony (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 9, 2021) SOWELA announced the promotion of 19 faculty members during a special Faculty Rank and Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, October 28. The annual ceremony included promotions from 2020 and 2021 and highlighted the promoted faculty members’ numerous … Read More


SOWELA Foundation to Salute College’s 2021 Major Donors

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Annual “What’s up SOWELA?” Soiree Will Celebrate SOWELA’s Recent Generous Gifts at Sycamore Student Center on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 PM. (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 2, 2021) The SOWELA Foundation will honor the generosity of several recent donors who have generously supported the Southwest Louisiana educational institution on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 … Read More


SOWELA Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards By Southern Business Education Association

Friday, October 29, 2021

Wendy Sonnier wins “Post-Secondary Business Teacher of the Year” and Dr. Marie Coleman wins “Distinguished Service by an Administrator or Supervisor of Business Education” (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 27, 2021) Two faculty members from SOWELA have been honored with prestigious awards from the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA). Dr. Marie Coleman was awarded the … Read More


SOWELA Now Enrolling for Pipeline Technician Training

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Successful Completers Earn TC Energy Pipeline Academy’s Pipeline Technician Certificate (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 14, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College is now accepting applications for its Pipeline Technician training class in the TC Energy Pipeline Academy, the only academy of its kind in Louisiana. The class is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 1. … Read More

Private Nursing Class

SOWELA Oakdale Practical Nursing Graduate Excels Through Pandemic

Friday, October 8, 2021

Jennifer Hobson Launched Her Nursing Career 10 Days Before Louisiana’s Stay-At-Home Order (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 8, 2021) When SOWELA Oakdale graduate Jennifer Hobson completed her Practical Nursing degree, she had no idea a global health crisis from COVID-19 was about to unfold. “After passing the NCLEX-PN exam, I began working as an LPN … Read More


SOWELA Achieves Highest Student Retention Rate Among All Community Colleges in Louisiana for Third Consecutive Semester

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

SOWELA’s retention rate from Spring 2021 to Fall 2021 is #1 at 74.18% (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 6, 2021) Despite the challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and just one year after devastating damage from two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA has achieved the highest student retention rate among Louisiana’s community colleges of 74.18% from the … Read More


SOWELA Hosts Fall Career Fair of 50-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 5, 2021) On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Fall Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 50 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year … Read More