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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 – Jennings to Host Health Care Informational Session

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Community Invited to Explore Practical Nursing, Sterile Processing, and Surgical Technology Programs and Financial Aid Opportunities LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 9, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Morgan Smith Site in Jennings will hold a Health Care Informational Session on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:30 or 3:30 p.m. The event provides prospective students … Read More

SOWELA – Oakdale Site to Host Open House

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Learn More About Forest Technology Discount Opportunity and Financial Aid and Scholarships LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA June 17, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale is hosting an open house on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The event provides prospective students and their families with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, … Read More

SOWELA to Host Informational Session

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Community Invited to Explore Degree Programs Eligible for a $500 Tuition Discount LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 16, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting an Informational Session on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Sycamore Student Center. The event provides prospective students with the chance to learn about Aviation Maintenance Technology, … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces New Spring 2020 Commencement Date

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Diplomas to be Mailed to Graduates in June LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 19, 2020 SOWELA’s Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, will now take place on Thursday, August 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center. Due to the circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the College … Read More

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