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SOWELA Doubles RN Cohorts with State, Accreditor Approval

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Expanding Capacity in Lake Charles and Leesville, LA Critical to Meeting Industry Demand and Aid in National Nursing Shortage Crisis (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 21, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College recently received approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) to add a Spring Associate … Read More

SOWELA Receives $35 Million Donation of Air Force E-8A Joint Stars Jet

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Aircraft Was Flown in during a Special Ceremony Today at Chennault International Airport (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 19, 2023) SOWELA received one of its largest donations to date from the U.S. Air Force with an E-8A Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft valued at $35 million. The jet was flown in and signed … Read More

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SOWELA Announces “Next Start” Initiative For New and Current Students

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Deadline to Register for Next Start Is Wednesday, October 4, 2023 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 13, 2023) SOWELA is now registering currently enrolled and prospective students in its “Next Start” initiative. “Next Start” allows current students to add another course to their Fall 2023 schedule or for new students to sign up for Fall … Read More

SOWELA Expands Industrial Lab Space at Oakdale, La. Location

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The $665,000 Investment in Allen Parish Supports Industrial Electrical and Industrial Instrumentation Technology Programs (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 12, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Oakdale site recently announced the addition of two new, state-of-the-art labs that help support hands-on training at the College. The Industrial Electrical Lab includes an electrical wiring learning system and … Read More

SOWELA Culinary Arts Students Collaborate with Celebrity Chefs at Louisiana Food and Wine Festival

Monday, September 11, 2023

Louisiana Festival Establishes Culinary Arts Scholarship from Event Proceeds (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 8, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Culinary Arts students will be able to learn firsthand from celebrity chefs during the Louisiana Food and Wine Festival on September 14-17, 2023. SOWELA students will participate in the Louisiana Celebrity Chefs Wine Dinner, Louisiana … Read More

$75,000 Southwestern Energy Donation Boosts SOWELA Industrial Program Scholarships

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Three-year Commitment Aids Students in Process, Machine Tool, Industrial Electrical and Instrumentation Technologies Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 30, 2023 A $75,000 donation from Southwestern Energy (SWN), one of Louisiana’s largest natural gas producers, to the SOWELA Foundation will enhance scholarship award capabilities within SOWELA’s School of Industrial Technology and School of Transportation and Applied … Read More

SOWELA Offering Two Manufacturing Trainings in September on Cohesive Teams and Continuous Improvement

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Trainings Provided in Collaboration with Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 25, 2023 SOWELA Technical Community College in collaboration with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEP of LA) will host two training opportunities in September. Sessions cover cohesive teams and continuous improvement and are geared specifically for the manufacturing industry. … Read More

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SOWELA Now Enrolling for Pipeline Technician Training

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The 10-week Program Starts September 25, with Financial Aid Available (Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 15, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College is now accepting applications for its Pipeline Technician training program in the TC Energy Pipeline Academy, the only academy of its kind in Louisiana. Training begins on Monday, September 25. The 10-week Pipeline Technician … Read More


Students Named to SOWELA’s Summer 2023 Chancellor’s and Deans’ Lists

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Deans’ Lists for the Summer 2023 term. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 while carrying 6 or more credit hours … Read More

SOWELA Surgical Technology Graduates Earn 100% Pass Rate on Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

SOWELA Grads Surpass National Average Pass Rate of 73.7%1 (Jennings, Louisiana – August 2, 2023) SOWELA’s 2023 Surgical Technology class recently earned a 100% pass rate on their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam. The 175-question test from the accredited National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) assesses individuals’ mastery of a broad range … Read More