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Free CDL Class B Training Available at SOWELA for Cameron Parish Residents in Partnership with Venture Global LNG

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Training is Valued at Nearly $6,000 and Prepares Students for the Louisiana CDL Class B Exam (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 27, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for a free Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B training in partnership with Venture Global LNG. Students must be Cameron Parish … Read More

SOWELA HVAC Students Earn 100% Pass Rate on EPA Universal 608 Exam

Monday, July 24, 2023

Exam Certifies Students in the Three Key Areas of Refrigerants, Oils and Installation Duties (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 24, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College’s HVAC students earned a 100% pass rate on their recent EPA Universal 608 Exam. The exam consists of four sections: Core, Small Appliances, High Pressure and Low Pressure, and certifies … Read More

SOWELA Students Receive Gold and Silver in World’s Largest Skills Competition

Sunday, July 23, 2023

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 14, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College students recently participated in the SkillsUSA National Championships in Atlanta, GA. More than 6,000 students attended, of which nine SOWELA students competed in eight competitions, placing in two of those contests. Digital Arts and Communication students Connor Couvillion and Matthew Dye won Gold in … Read More


SOWELA Announces Short-Term Fall Training Options

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Choose from CDL, Clinical Medical Assistant, EMT or HVAC Training with Scholarships Available for Those Who Qualify (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 12, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for multiple short-term training courses this fall. Scholarships are available for those who qualify, and registration is open on a … Read More

SOWELA Student Places 10th at the National Future Business Leaders of America Competition

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Joshua Casey is One of Two Community College Students in the Country to Receive Distinction in Computer Concepts (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 10, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College student Joshua Casey recently placed 10th at the national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA. Casey competed in the Computer … Read More

SOWELA Jennings Hosts Homeschool Tour and Informational Session

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Homeschool Students and Their Families Can Learn About Dual Enrollment Options or How to Enroll as Freshmen on Friday, July 14, at SOWELA’s Morgan Smith site in Jennings, LA (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 29, 2023) SOWELA Morgan Smith in Jennings, LA, will host a free Homeschool Tour and Informational Session on Friday, July 14, … Read More

SOWELA to Host Culinary Arts Open House and Cook-off and College Discovery Day in July

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Recent High School Graduates and Their Families or Career Changers Can Learn About Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities, Network with Faculty and Explore Program Areas (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 27, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College will host two events for prospective students in July, a Culinary Arts Open House and Cook-off, as well as … Read More

SOWELA is First College in Louisiana to Incorporate Virtual Reality Technology into its CDL Training Program

Thursday, June 22, 2023

CDL Students Utilize Both State-of-the-art Virtual Reality and Simulation Technology to Gain Experience with a Wide Range of Driving Scenarios (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 22, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College is Louisiana’s first Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program to incorporate virtual reality (VR) technology into its curriculum. The L3 Harris Hawk-I Virtual Reality … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces Spring 2023 Graduates

Thursday, June 22, 2023

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 22, 2023) Spring 2023 graduates are: Louisiana Abbeville Aviation Maintenance Technology: Dillon Conner Anacoco Practical Nursing: Emily Suzanne Orme, Lorianna Lynn Perkins Basile Industrial Electrical Technology: Jude M. Guillory, Gage M. Johnson Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Gage M. Johnson Process Technology: Cole T. Manuel, Jose Palacios Baton Rouge Process Technology: Brent … Read More

Graduates Receiving Diplomas

Application Now Open for Louisiana’s “M.J. Foster Promise Program” Available to New and Current SOWELA Students

Monday, June 19, 2023

Eligible Students Can Receive Up to $3,200 in Financial Aid per Academic School Year (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 13, 2023) Eligible new and current students at SOWELA Technical Community College can take advantage of Louisiana’s “M.J. Foster Promise Program,” a financial aid award given on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds from the program are … Read More