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Stock the Shelves Food Drive to Benefit SOWELA’s Food Pantry

Friday, May 26, 2023

Donation Drop-off is May 29th – June 10th at all Lake Charles area Albertsons (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 26, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College invites the Southwest Louisiana community to help stock the shelves for the College’s food pantry starting Monday, May 29, through Saturday, June 10. Donation drop-off is at Lake Charles area … Read More

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 24, 2023) The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Deans’ Lists for the Spring 2023 term. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. Students achieveing a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 … Read More

SOWELA Marks 85 Years of Exceptional Graduates, Surpasses Pre-COVID and Hurricane Graduation Numbers

Monday, May 22, 2023

333 Students to Receive Diplomas During June 1st Commencement Ceremony (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 22, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College marks its 85th anniversary this year, making the Thursday, June 1, Commencement its 57th ceremony. Commencement starts at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum with 333 students eligible to graduate and … Read More

SOWELA Women in Nontraditional Careers Seminar Spotlights Local Trailblazers

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Female Industry Representatives Share Their Path to Career Success on June 13 in Aviation Maintenance, Drafting, Process Technology, Truck Driving, Welding and Vehicle Maintenance (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 16, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Women in Nontraditional Careers Seminar on Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30-6:30 PM at its Main Campus in … Read More

SOWELA Expands Program Offerings in Allen Parish

Friday, April 28, 2023

Industrial Electrical Technology Now Offered at SOWELA Oakdale with Classes Starting in August (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 28, 2023) Program offerings at the SOWELA Oakdale site are expanding in time for the Fall 2023 semester. For the first time, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Electrical Technology at the … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Transportation Open House on June 6

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Individuals Interested in Aviation Maintenance or Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Careers are Invited to Explore Academic Offerings and Job Opportunities (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 25, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its first-ever Transportation Open House on Tuesday, June 6, from 5:30-7:30 PM at its Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA. Individuals can … Read More


SOWELA Announces Short-Term Summer Training Options

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Choose from Cooking Boot Camp, Clinical Medical Assistant and CDL Training with Scholarships Available for Those Who Qualify (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 20, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for multiple short-term training courses this summer. Scholarships are available for those that qualify, and registration is open on … Read More

SOWELA’s Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technology Program Adds Three Vehicles to Training Fleet

Monday, April 17, 2023

The Program Aims to Increase Hands-on Electronics Training with New Scan Tools, Tire Mounting Machine and Alignment Machine (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 17, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College recently added three vehicles to its growing training fleet for the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology program. New cars include an F-150, Jeep Cherokee and Toyota … Read More

SOWELA Students Win 18 Medals at Louisiana SkillsUSA Competition

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Nine Students Advance to National Competition Held this Summer in Atlanta, GA (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 11, 2023) SOWELA Technical Community College students attended the statewide SkillsUSA competition on April 2-5 in Alexandria, LA, for the chance to win gold, silver or bronze medals in occupation-related categories. SOWELA students competed in 13 contests, with … Read More