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SOWELA Online and In-person Summer Registration Deadline is Tuesday, June 1

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Students eager to kickstart their academic careers or catch up from the COVID crisis can sign up now   Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 27, 2021 Late registration for SOWELA’s summer school classes, which will be offered both in-person and online, is Tuesday, June 1, with the first day of summer classes beginning Monday, May … Read More

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SOWELA Technical Community College Hosts Spring Commencement

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Marks First In-person Graduation Since COVID-19 Began and Hurricanes Laura and Delta Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 25, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College will host two commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. The events are the first in-person graduation ceremonies since … Read More

SOWELA Accepting “TOPS Tech Award” Scholarships for Louisiana Students Interested in Technical Degree Fields

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Award amounts vary based on degree programs prospective students enroll in   Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 18, 2021 SOWELA is accepting TOPS Tech Awards scholarships for Louisiana students interested in pursuing a degree in any of SOWELA’s technical programs. Currently, the TOPS Tech Award is offered to qualified high school graduates and provides up … Read More

Fort Polk Families to Receive More Educational Opportunity with SOWELA

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Leesville, Louisiana – May 12, 2021 A recent Lake Charles American Press article (opens new window) reported that SOWELA Technical Community College will acquire Leesville’s Lamar Salter campus, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The acquisition will provide Fort Polk soldiers and their families with expanded educational opportunities, through additional degree plans and more flexible credit transfers. … Read More

SOWELA Offering Exclusive Scholarships of $500 to FFA Members

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Special FFA scholarships are open to FFA students graduating from high school in Spring 2021 Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 19, 2021 SOWELA has announced a special scholarship available to high school seniors who are members of FFA and will graduate this Spring. The scholarships of $500 each will be applied to students’ Fall 2021 … Read More

SOWELA Offering Two-Week Introduction to Construction Class Starting May 10

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Students Earn NCCER Core and OSHA 10 with $500 Stipend Awarded to Those Who Complete the Training Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 24, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a two-week Introduction to Construction class starting Monday, May 10, at its Main Campus in Lake Charles. Curriculum includes the National … Read More

Career Fair

SOWELA Hosts Career Fair of 40-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Monday, April 19, 2021

Military and Four-Year Universities Will Also Be Present for Enlistment and Transfer Opportunities Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 19, 2021 On Friday, April 23, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 40 organizations … Read More

SOWELA Acquires Lamar Salter Campus in Leesville, Louisiana

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Acquisition of Campus from Central Louisiana Technical Community College is Effective July 1, 2021 Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 14, 2021 Effective July 1, 2021, SOWELA Technical Community College will acquire the Lamar Salter campus located in Leesville, Louisiana. Lamar Salter is currently part of Central Louisiana Technical Community College in Alexandria, Louisiana. This campus … Read More

SOWELA, Chennault International Airport, Citadel Completions, and Landlocked Aviation Services Join Forces for Spring Clean LC

Friday, March 26, 2021

Volunteers to Clean Up I-210 Legion Street Exit on Friday, March 26 LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 26, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College, Chennault International Airport, Citadel Completions, and Landlocked Aviation Services employee and student volunteers will join together to pick up debris along the I-210 Legion Street exit today, March 26, starting at 11 … Read More