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SOWELA Offering Two-Week Introduction to Construction Class Starting March 15

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Students Earn NCCER Core and OSHA 10 with $750 Stipend Awarded to Those Who Complete the Training LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 3, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a two-week Introduction to Construction class starting Monday, March 15, at its Main Campus in Lake Charles. Curriculum includes the National … Read More

SOWELA Announces Two Short-Term Training Opportunities to Start in January 2021

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Scholarships Covering Full Tuition Available for Those that Qualify LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 3, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is excited to announce two short-term training opportunities in Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and Commercial Driver’s License Class A. Thanks to various funding sources, such as Reboot Louisiana, scholarships are available for … 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 Offers Complimentary Guest Service Training to Southwest Louisiana Hospitality Professionals

Friday, May 22, 2020

Registration Available for a Limited Time on SOWELA’s Website LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 22, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College is offering limited-time access to online customer service training for those interested in the Hospitality Industry in Southwest Louisiana. The opportunity helps individuals sharpen their customer service skills, boost their resumes, and become a Certified … Read More

SOWELA Offers Culinary Arts Summer Camps at Jennings Site

Monday, February 17, 2020

Let their curiosity soar: 1st – 8th graders explore the Culinary Arts JENNINGS, LOUISIANA – February 17, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College is pleased to announce its 2020 Summer Camp line up at the Morgan Smith Site in Jennings, LA. SOWELA Chef Amy Haddox will lead each camp, which provides children with the opportunity to … Read More

SOWELA Offers Pipefitting Training with Bechtel Apprenticeship Program

Friday, February 14, 2020

Attend the February 20th Informational Sessions to Learn More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 14, 2020 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering an 8-week Pipefitting certification program with class starting on Monday, March 2. Completers of the course have the exclusive opportunity to apply for a paid apprenticeship program with Bechtel. Spots are limited. … Read More

Residential Contracting Seminar Available at SOWELA

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Professional Development for Small and Emerging Construction Businesses LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 6, 2020 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a new 10-week course for residential contractors though the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute (LCAI). Class starts on Monday, February 17, and features sessions twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – … 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

SOWELA Offering Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Training Tuition-Free

Friday, May 31, 2019

Interested Candidates can Attend the June 20th Informational Session to Learn More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 31, 2019 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Training tuition-free to eligible individuals. Spots are limited. Interested candidates can attend a free informational session to learn more about the program on Thursday, June … Read More