News & Events

SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 11, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 230 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees or diplomas, or participate as completers in the Economic and Workforce Development programs. … Read More

SOWELA Named Workforce Innovator of the Year

Friday, November 16, 2018

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Recognizes the College for Its Substantial Innovations to Workforce Development in Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 16, 2018 On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) named SOWELA Technical Community College the 2018 Workforce Innovator of the Year at its Free Enterprise Awards … Read More

SOWELA Offers Workforce Scholarship Program for Pipefitting and Millwright Training

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 14, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a Workforce Scholarship Program to individuals looking to start a new career or upskill in a millwright or pipefitting training program. Training is set to begin Spring 2019. Spots are limited. Interested individuals can attend an Informational Session … Read More

SOWELA Names CITGO Philanthropic Nominee for its Stem Talent Pipeline

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 13, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College named CITGO Petroleum Corporation (CITGO) its 2018 Philanthropic Honoree on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the annual Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day luncheon. The company was recognized due to CITGO’s commitment to increasing educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) … Read More

College Community Celebrates National Philanthropy Day with SOWELA’s Week of Giving

Friday, November 9, 2018

 A Fundraising Competition between SOWELA Sites Benefits Student Scholarships through the SOWELA Foundation LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 9, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College faculty and staff are celebrating National Philanthropy Day with SOWELA’s Week of Giving November 12-16, 2018. The event is a week-long faculty and staff competition between each site of the College … Read More

SOWELA Graphic Art Students Win First, Second, and Third at AAF Student Conference

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 7, 2018 On November 2, 2018, nine Graphic Art students from SOWELA Technical Community College competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Conference with three students winning awards. The top three teams included SOWELA students Jasmine Vital earning first place, Aspen Keel earning second place, and David Sonnier … Read More

SOWELA Partners with Jacobs JumpStart Program for Workforce Training

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – October 23, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College and Jacobs Engineering Group recently announced that the first Jacobs JumpStart Program graduation will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at SOWELA’s Regional Training Center Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. The Jacobs JumpStart Program provides pre-hire training opportunities for people in close proximity to … Read More

SOWELA Culinary Arts Hosts Landry Vineyards for Food and Wine Pairing Demonstration

Friday, October 5, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – October 5, 2018 SOWELA’s Culinary Arts Department will host Landry Vineyards at the College on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 9 a.m. for a food and wine pairing demonstration. “At SOWELA, student learning includes hands-on training. This demonstration will teach students how to pair food dishes with wine. In conjunction with … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Career Fair of 55+ Employers for Students and Alumni

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 2, 2018 On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 55 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year university … Read More

Commissioner of Higher Education to Hold Stakeholder Engagement Luncheon at SOWELA

Monday, September 24, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – September 24, 2018 Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Kim Hunter Reed will hold a Stakeholder Engagement Luncheon at SOWELA Technical Community College’s Regional Training Center on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is invitation-only. In addition, Dr. Hunter Reed will tour SOWELA’s Main Campus … Read More