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SOWELA and McNeese Partner to Enhance Student Engagement

Friday, September 16, 2022

McNeese Athletics Provides Free Entry to all Sporting Events for SOWELA Students and Donates Home Football Tickets to SOWELA Faculty and Staff (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 15, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College students can now attend all McNeese Athletics sporting events for free with a student ID as part of an initiative between the … Read More

SOWELA and LSU Alexandria Sign New Articulation Agreement for Business Administration

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

SOWELA students may transfer up to 57 Business Administration credits to LSUA Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 8, 2021 SOWELA and LSU of Alexandria (LSUA) have signed articulation agreements between their Business Administration programs making it easier for students to transfer credits from SOWELA to LSUA. The new agreement lasts three years with the option … 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 SACreported 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. Fort Polk Progress, … Read More

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

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


Cheniere Energy Donates $100,000 to SOWELA in Wake of Hurricane

Monday, November 23, 2020

Gift Provides Much-Needed Support to Damaged Process Technology Space and Hurricane Laura Relief Fund (Lake Charles) – Badly damaged by one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the Gulf Coast, SOWELA Technical Community College is getting crucial financial assistance from Cheniere Energy with a donation of $100,000 through the Louisiana Community and Technical … Read More


SOWELA Partners with LCTCS to Offer Training and Work Experience Opportunities to SNAP Recipients

Thursday, August 20, 2020

New partnership will provide workforce training for SNAP recipients in allied health and construction (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – SOWELA Technical Community College has been named as a partner in the Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to help Louisiana recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance … Read More

Apprenticeship Graduates Launch Career with Bechtel as Full-Time Employees

Friday, July 10, 2020

Next intake of apprenticeship students to start in July at SOWELA LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 10, 2020 Eleven students from Southwest Louisiana graduated this week from Bechtel’s Apprenticeship Program and will join the company as full-time employees later this month. This first version of the program, which trained students to specialize in pipefitting techniques, … Read More

SOWELA Offers Pipefitting Training with Bechtel Apprenticeship Program

Friday, February 14, 2020

Attend the February 20th Informational Sessions to Learn More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 14, 2020 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering an 8-week Pipefitting certification program with class starting on Monday, March 2. Completers of the course have the exclusive opportunity to apply for a paid apprenticeship program with Bechtel. Spots are limited. … Read More

Phillips 66 Named Philanthropic Honoree for Its Investment in Students and Education at SOWELA

Thursday, November 21, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 21, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College named Phillips 66 its 2019 Philanthropic Honoree on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the annual Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day luncheon. The company was recognized due to its valued partnership and generous financial support of both students and the College. In 2006, … Read More