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SOWELA Breaks Ground on Revolutionary $10.2M Culinary, Gaming, and Hospitality Building

Monday, October 7, 2019

New 28,000-Square-Feet Building on SOWELA’s Campus will Train Students for Hospitality Jobs (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – SOWELA Technical Community College broke ground today on its new $10.2 million state-of-the-art Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Building at its Lake Charles Campus. The 28,000-square-feet building will provide education and training for students seeking jobs and careers in Louisiana’s … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Fall Career Fair of 65-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 25, 2019  On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to Noon, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Fall Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 65 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year university … Read More

Calling All Vendors for SOWELA’s Flying Tigers Car Show and BBQ Competition

Monday, September 9, 2019

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 The only requirement for vendors is $50.00 donation to the SOWELA Foundation in support of student scholarships. Payment can be done through https://www.sowela.edu/give/online-giving/ On the day of the car show vendors will be provided with the state tax forms to fill out. Once the online payment donation is … Read More

SOWELA FALL PREVIEW DAY AND OPEN HOUSE 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 16, 2019   Fall Preview Day is a back to school event welcoming first-time students that have registered for the fall semester at SOWELA. The event features fun activities, student giveaways, and food, music, and campus tours. Students will meet faculty and staff that can assist them as they launch … Read More

SOWELA Announces Plans for Louisiana’s First-Ever Outdoor Training Pipeline

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Lake Charles College Receives $1 Million Donation from TC Energy to Fund New Academy with Real-Life Training (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – SOWELA Technical Community College announced today it has received a $1 million donation from TC Energy that will be used to create a new state-of-the-art TC Energy Pipeline Academy at its Lake Charles Campus. … Read More

SOWELA Graduates First Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Class to Help Meet the Trucking Industry’s Demand for Skilled Drivers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Students to be Honored at July 9th Graduation Ceremony LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 3, 2019 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions in partnership with South Louisiana Community College will graduate its first class of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) trainees on Tuesday, July 9th, at 11 a.m. in the Sycamore Student Center Auditorium at the Lake … Read More

SOWELA Hosting Alumni Network Kick-off Event

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

All SOWELA Alumni Invited to Attend Free Reception to help Jumpstart the Alumni Group LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 4, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting a networking reception for graduates or completers of the College on Wednesday, June 19th, from 5-7 p.m. at SOWELA’s Regional Training Center Auditorium, 3749 Senator J. Bennett Johnston … Read More

SOWELA-Oakdale Hosting Forest Technology Informational Session

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A free event for individuals interested in a forestry-related career LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 28, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College in Oakdale, LA, is offering a free informational session for individuals interested in the Forest Technology program. The event is Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at SOWELA – Oakdale, 117 … Read More

SOWELA Offers Culinary Arts Summer Camps at Jennings Site

Monday, May 27, 2019

Let their curiosity soar: 1st – 8th graders explore the Culinary Arts LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 27, 2019 The Office of Workforce Solutions at SOWELA Technical Community College is pleased to announce its 2019 Summer Camp line up at the Morgan Smith Site in Jennings, LA. Credentialed faculty lead each camp, which provides children … Read More