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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

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