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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

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

SOWELA & Cheniere Energy Announce Additional $161,000 Donation and Continuation of Apprenticeship Program

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Donation will Purchase a Skid for Hands-on Industrial Training (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College announced today a $161,000 donation from Houston-based Cheniere Energy and the continuation of a partnership in the form of an apprenticeship program. The donation will be used to complete a working refrigeration skid on SOWELA’s campus … Read More

SOWELA Foundation Honors Local Leaders at 4th Annual What’s Up, SOWELA

Friday, October 25, 2019

Fundraising event showcases advocates’ impact on education in Southwest Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – October 25, 2019 The SOWELA Foundation honored several people at last night’s 4th annual What’s Up, SOWELA scholarship fundraiser. The SOWELA Leadership Awards highlight philanthropists, students, faculty and staff for making strides in higher education. Award recipients include the following: Phillips … Read More

Louisiana Tech, SOWELA Agreement Designed to Create Student Pathways in Forestry Products Industry

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

OAKDALE, LOUISIANA (June 11, 2019) – Louisiana Tech University and SOWELA Technical Community College announced today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on forestry education between the two schools. The MOU is designed to help students take advantage of career growth opportunities in the forest and forest products industry. In addition, the industry needs to … Read More