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SOWELA – Jennings to Host Health Care Informational Session

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Community Invited to Explore Practical Nursing, Sterile Processing, and Surgical Technology Programs and Financial Aid Opportunities LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 9, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Morgan Smith Site in Jennings will hold a Health Care Informational Session on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. The event provides prospective students … Read More

SOWELA – Oakdale Site to Host Open House

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Learn More About Forest Technology Discount Opportunity and Financial Aid and Scholarships LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA June 17, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale is hosting an open house on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The event provides prospective students and their families with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, … Read More

SOWELA to Host Informational Session

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Community Invited to Explore Degree Programs Eligible for a $500 Tuition Discount LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 16, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting an Informational Session on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Sycamore Student Center. The event provides prospective students with the chance to learn about Aviation Maintenance Technology, … Read More

SOWELA Offers Complimentary Guest Service Training to Southwest Louisiana Hospitality Professionals

Friday, May 22, 2020

Registration Available for a Limited Time on SOWELA’s Website LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 22, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College is offering limited-time access to online customer service training for those interested in the Hospitality Industry in Southwest Louisiana. The opportunity helps individuals sharpen their customer service skills, boost their resumes, and become a Certified … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces New Spring 2020 Commencement Date

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Diplomas to be Mailed to Graduates in June LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 19, 2020 SOWELA’s Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, will now take place on Thursday, August 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center. Due to the circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the College … Read More

SOWELA Professor Wins 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Friday, May 1, 2020

Assistant Professor Dr. Marie Coleman Takes Home Top Honor From the Association for Business and Teaching Research LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 1, 2020 Marie Coleman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in SOWELA’s School of Business & Applied Technology, was recently honored with the Business and Teaching Research Association Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award was presented at … Read More

SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America Bring Home 30 Medals from State Competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Test Business-Related Skills Among Peers LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 15, 2020 SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) students recently competed in a virtual statewide competition, bringing home 30 medals in a variety of categories. The conference provides students with … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Postpones Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Diplomas to be Mailed to Graduates in June LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 31, 2020 Due to the circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), SOWELA Technical Community College has postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises scheduled for Tuesday, May 19. This is in response to the advice given by the Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

SOWELA Transitions to Remote Instruction

Friday, March 20, 2020

Technical Courses Requiring Hands-on Instruction Are Paused LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 20, 2020 Due to increasing health concerns related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, SOWELA Technical Community College is pausing all onsite instruction effective immediately at the Lake Charles, Jennings, and Oakdale locations. The College’s top priority continues to be the well-being … Read More

SOWELA Announces Cancellation of Classes for One Week in Response to Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

Classes Transition to Online Instructional Method LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 13, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College classes and events are cancelled Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, at all locations. Students will resume classes on Monday, March 23, through an on-line instructional method for courses that can be conducted in such format. Classes … Read More