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SOWELA Technical Community College Postpones Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Diplomas to be Mailed to Graduates in June LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 31, 2020 Due to the circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), SOWELA Technical Community College has postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises scheduled for Tuesday, May 19. This is in response to the advice given by the Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

SOWELA Transitions to Remote Instruction

Friday, March 20, 2020

Technical Courses Requiring Hands-on Instruction Are Paused LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 20, 2020 Due to increasing health concerns related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, SOWELA Technical Community College is pausing all onsite instruction effective immediately at the Lake Charles, Jennings, and Oakdale locations. The College’s top priority continues to be the well-being … Read More

SOWELA Announces Cancellation of Classes for One Week in Response to Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

Classes Transition to Online Instructional Method LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 13, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College classes and events are cancelled Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, at all locations. Students will resume classes on Monday, March 23, through an on-line instructional method for courses that can be conducted in such format. Classes … 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 – Oakdale to Host Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Community Invited to Explore the Practical Nursing Program and Financial Aid Opportunities LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 5, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale is holding a Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn … 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 and McNeese Sign Business Administration Transfer Agreement

Thursday, January 30, 2020

SOWELA Business Students Can Seamlessly Enter McNeese’s Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business Administration as a Junior  LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 29, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College and McNeese State University have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to ease transferability of course work for students completing two-year degrees in Business Administration and continuing … Read More

SOWELA – Jennings to Host Health Care Informational Session

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Community Invited to Explore Practical Nursing, Sterile Processing, and Surgical Technology Programs and Financial Aid Opportunities LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 23, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Morgan Smith Site in Jennings will hold a Health Care Informational Session on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. The event provides prospective students … Read More