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Culinary Students

Earn Two Certifications in Three Weeks with SOWELA’s Culinary Fundamentals Training

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Tuition is $50 for a Limited Time (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 23, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for Culinary Fundamentals training. The class starts Monday, March 21, and is $50 for a limited time. Successful completers can apply the course to 9 credit hours of the Culinary … Read More

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

Friday, February 18, 2022

Deadline to Take Advantage of Next Start Is Friday, March 11, 2022 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 18, 2022) SOWELA has announced a new “Next Start” initiative for currently enrolled and prospective students. The initiative allows current students to add another course to their Spring 2022 schedule or for new students to sign up for … Read More


SOWELA Technical Community College Receives $200,000 Donation from Anonymous Donor to Cover Scholarships for Students in 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Donation will Fund Scholarships for Students Currently Enrolled in SOWELA for Spring 2022 Semester and Those Who Register for the Summer and/or Fall 2022 Semester (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 16, 2022) Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles announced today an anonymous $200,000 donation that will be used to fund student scholarships. … Read More

SOWELA Faculty and Staff Honored During Statewide Conference

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Recipients Awarded at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Annual Conference (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 8, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College faculty and staff were recently honored at the annual Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Annual Conference. Honorees were nominated by fellow SOWELA employees. The conference and award ceremony were held … Read More


SOWELA Bucks Downward National Trend and Records 11% Year-Over-Year Enrollment Uptick for Spring 2022 Semester

Thursday, February 3, 2022

SOWELA’s Retention Rate From Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 Also Leads State at 82% (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 3, 2022) Despite the colossal challenges from COVID-19 and the massive rebuilding after two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA’s Spring 2022 enrollment bucked a downward national trend and experienced an increase in enrollment of 11% year-over-year. Nationally, two-year … Read More