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SOWELA Oakdale to Host Welding Informational Session on June 22

Thursday, June 3, 2021

SOWELA is the Only Allen Parish Welding Program to Include Combination Structural and Pipe Welding Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 3, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College Oakdale is hosting a Welding Informational Session on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 10 AM. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn … Read More

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SOWELA Hosts Informational Sessions for Prospective Students

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Explore Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities and Learn About Available Programs Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 1, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting two Informational Sessions on Tuesday, June 8, from 5-6 PM and Thursday, June 17, from 10-11 AM in the Sycamore Student Center. The event provides prospective students with the chance to … Read More

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SOWELA Technical Community College Hosts Spring Commencement

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Marks First In-person Graduation Since COVID-19 Began and Hurricanes Laura and Delta Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 25, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College will host two commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. The events are the first in-person graduation ceremonies since … Read More

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SOWELA Hosts Career Fair of 40-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Monday, April 19, 2021

Military and Four-Year Universities Will Also Be Present for Enlistment and Transfer Opportunities Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 19, 2021 On Friday, April 23, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 40 organizations … Read More

SOWELA, Chennault International Airport, Citadel Completions, and Landlocked Aviation Services Join Forces for Spring Clean LC

Friday, March 26, 2021

Volunteers to Clean Up I-210 Legion Street Exit on Friday, March 26 LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 26, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College, Chennault International Airport, Citadel Completions, and Landlocked Aviation Services employee and student volunteers will join together to pick up debris along the I-210 Legion Street exit today, March 26, starting at 11 … Read More

SOWELA Morgan Smith Celebrates FAFSA Day on Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Free Event is Open to Individuals Who Need Help Completing Their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 23, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College Morgan Smith Site in Jennings, LA is hosting a FAFSA Day on Tuesday, March 30, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is free … 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 – 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

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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

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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