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SOWELA Freezing Tuition and Fees for Upcoming School Year to Ease Financial Burden of Students Caused by Last Year’s COVID Crisis and Hurricanes

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tuition freeze is part of initiative by Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 27, 2021) For the sixth straight year, SOWELA will leave tuition and fees steady for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year to give a break to students who are still financially challenged from the COVID crisis and … 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


SOWELA Offering Exclusive Scholarships of $500 to FFA Members

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Special FFA scholarships are open to FFA students graduating from high school in Spring 2021 Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 19, 2021 SOWELA has announced a special scholarship available to high school seniors who are members of FFA and will graduate this Spring. The scholarships of $500 each will be applied to students’ Fall 2021 … Read More

Career Fair

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

Four SOWELA Students Overcome COVID and Hurricanes to Complete National Center for Construction Education & Research Pipefitter Training

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions provided the training with funding by Venture Global LNG February 23, 2021 (Lake Charles) – Despite their pipefitter training being delayed not once, not twice, but three times due to COVID and back-to-back Hurricanes Laura and Delta, four SOWELA students have completed their National Center for Construction Education & Research … Read More

Hurricane Laura Mercy Chefs

In the Midst of Hurricane Recovery, SOWELA Students Advanced to the Frontlines in Their Culinary Careers to Help During Relief Efforts

Saturday, September 19, 2020

SOWELA Technical Community College students teamed with Mercy Chefs to feed the needy (Lake Charles, LA) – With only a year of culinary school under their belts, three SOWELA Technical Community College students were thrust into the frontlines of their aspiring careers, cooking thousands of meals each day for the survivors of Hurricane Laura, the most … 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’s Future Business Leaders of America Bring Home 30 Medals from State Competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Test Business-Related Skills Among Peers LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 15, 2020 SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) students recently competed in a virtual statewide competition, bringing home 30 medals in a variety of categories. The conference provides students with … Read More


SOWELA Morgan Smith Celebrates SkillsUSA Week

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

JENNINGS, LOUISIANA – February 3, 2020 Students and faculty at SOWELA Technical Community College Morgan Smith will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, February 3-7, 2020. The annual celebration represents over 365,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide and promotes career and technical education (CTE). Among the special activities scheduled at the Jennings site are: … Read More

SOWELA Announces Fall 2019 Graduates

Monday, January 13, 2020

Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 13, 2020  Fall 2019 graduates are:  LOUISIANA  Alexandria  Industrial Electrical Technology: Cody Hawken Broussard Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Cody Hawken Broussard Basile Business Administration: Maci A. Stroderd Boyce  Industrial Electrical Technology: Bryan Keith Bridges II Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Bryan Keith Bridges II  Cameron  Process Technology: Jarrett P. Thibodeaux  Carencro  Practical Nursing: … Read More