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SOWELA Receives Donation from CITGO for Cloud-Based Simtronics Software

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Donation will Fund Software for SOWELA’s Process Technology Program Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 25, 2021 Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College announced today a donation from CITGO that will fund cloud-based Simtronics software for students enrolled in SOWELA’s in-demand Process Technology (PTech) program. Simtronics is world renowned for its Operator Training Simulator (OTS) technology. … Read More

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SOWELA Now Enrolling for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Program

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Class Begins Monday, May 3, with Scholarships Available for Qualified Applicants Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 24, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program. The Class A license training program is a comprehensive 245-hour classroom and behind-the-wheel program. Training covers Louisiana Department … Read More

SOWELA Morgan Smith Celebrates FAFSA Day on Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Free Event is Open to Individuals Who Need Help Completing Their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 23, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College Morgan Smith Site in Jennings, LA is hosting a FAFSA Day on Tuesday, March 30, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is free … Read More

SOWELA Now Enrolling for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Successful Completers Earn CCMA, Phlebotomy, CPR Certifications, and More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 18, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program. The Medical Assistant course starts on Monday, April 19, at SOWELA’s Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA. The program prepares … Read More

SOWELA Offering Two-Week Introduction to Construction Class Starting March 15

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Students Earn NCCER Core and OSHA 10 with $750 Stipend Awarded to Those Who Complete the Training LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 3, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a two-week Introduction to Construction class starting Monday, March 15, at its Main Campus in Lake Charles. Curriculum includes the National … Read More

SOWELA Achieves Highest Student Retention Rate Among All Community Colleges in Louisiana

Thursday, February 25, 2021

SOWELA’s retention rate from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 leads at 83.71% (Lake Charles) February 25, 2021 – Despite the challenges from COVID-19 and damage from two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA has achieved a student retention rate of 83.71% from the Fall 2020 to the Spring 2021 semester. SOWELA, damaged heavily by record-breaking Hurricane Laura, did … Read More

Four SOWELA Students Overcome COVID and Hurricanes to Complete National Center for Construction Education & Research Pipefitter Training

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions provided the training with funding by Venture Global LNG February 23, 2021 (Lake Charles) – Despite their pipefitter training being delayed not once, not twice, but three times due to COVID and back-to-back Hurricanes Laura and Delta, four SOWELA students have completed their National Center for Construction Education & Research … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Receives Technology Program Scholarship Support from Northrop Grumman

Friday, February 12, 2021

Donation will Fund Scholarships for Five of SOWELA’s Technology Programs From left to right: Northrop Grumman Site Manager and SOWELA Foundation Board Member Michael Flatt, SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall, and Northrop Grumman Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center Director Eric Price (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College announced today a donation … Read More

SOWELA Announces “Second Start” Initiative for New and Current Students

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Deadline to take advantage of Second Start is Monday, March 15, 2021 (Lake Charles) – February 10, 2021 SOWELA has announced a new “Second Start” initiative for currently enrolled and prospective students. The initiative allows current students to add another course to their Spring 2021 schedule or for new students to sign up for Spring … Read More

Students Named to SOWELA’s Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Thursday, January 21, 2021

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 21, 2021 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Fall term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings, or at the Oakdale site. FLORIDA Jacksonville: Chelsy Sharpe ILLINOIS Mundelein: Catherine … Read More