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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

SOWELA – Oakdale to Host Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Community Invited to Explore the Practical Nursing Program and Financial Aid Opportunities LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 5, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale is holding a Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn … Read More

SOWELA – Jennings to Host Health Care Informational Session

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Community Invited to Explore Practical Nursing, Sterile Processing, and Surgical Technology Programs and Financial Aid Opportunities LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 23, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Morgan Smith Site in Jennings will hold a Health Care Informational Session on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. The event provides prospective students … Read More

Stephen Toups, President of Turner Industries Group, to Give Keynote Address at SOWELA Fall Commencement

Friday, December 13, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 12, 2019 Mr. Stephen Toups, President of Turner Industries Group, is the guest speaker for the 51st commencement ceremony Monday, December 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Mr. Toups serves as the chairman of Louisiana’s Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and has been … Read More

SOWELA – Oakdale Site to Host Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session

Friday, November 22, 2019

Community Invited to Explore Practical Nursing Program and Career Pathway LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 22, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale is holding a Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn … 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

SOWELA – Oakdale Hosts Practical Nursing Informational Session

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Discover in-demand, high-paying healthcare jobs and the program to help you reach your career goals LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – October 23, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale will host a Practical Nursing Informational Session on Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m. at 117 LA Hwy 1152, Oakdale, LA 71463. Interested individuals can learn about … Read More

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