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SOWELA Hosts Spring Career Fair of 30-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 2, 2022) On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Spring Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 30 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year … Read More

Culinary Students

Earn Two Certifications in Three Weeks with SOWELA’s Culinary Fundamentals Training

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Tuition is $50 for a Limited Time (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 23, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for Culinary Fundamentals training. The class starts Monday, March 21, and is $50 for a limited time. Successful completers can apply the course to 9 credit hours of the Culinary … Read More


SOWELA Technical Community College Receives $200,000 Donation from Anonymous Donor to Cover Scholarships for Students in 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Donation will Fund Scholarships for Students Currently Enrolled in SOWELA for Spring 2022 Semester and Those Who Register for the Summer and/or Fall 2022 Semester (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 16, 2022) Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles announced today an anonymous $200,000 donation that will be used to fund student scholarships. … Read More

SOWELA Faculty and Staff Honored During Statewide Conference

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Recipients Awarded at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Annual Conference (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 8, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College faculty and staff were recently honored at the annual Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Annual Conference. Honorees were nominated by fellow SOWELA employees. The conference and award ceremony were held … Read More


SOWELA Bucks Downward National Trend and Records 11% Year-Over-Year Enrollment Uptick for Spring 2022 Semester

Thursday, February 3, 2022

SOWELA’s Retention Rate From Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 Also Leads State at 82% (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 3, 2022) Despite the colossal challenges from COVID-19 and the massive rebuilding after two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA’s Spring 2022 enrollment bucked a downward national trend and experienced an increase in enrollment of 11% year-over-year. Nationally, two-year … Read More

Graduates of Fall 2021

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces Summer and Fall 2021 Graduates

Thursday, January 20, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 19, 2022) Summer and Fall 2021 graduates are: Alaska Juneau Culinary Arts: Isaiah Bjorn Jensen Louisiana Abbeville Industrial Electrical Technology: Kade Micheal Harrington Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Wyatt Daniel Broussard, Kade Micheal Harrington Alexandria Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Christopher Michael Pate Arnaudville Industrial Electrical Technology: Matthew Joseph Richard Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Matthew … Read More


BM Technology Honors SOWELA with Prestigious 2021 ACE Award

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Award Recognizes Bankmobile Disbursements Partner Colleges and Universities That Achieve Campus Efficiency (ACE), Security and Student Service (Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 18, 2022) M Technologies, Inc., one of the largest digital banking platforms in the country, announced SOWELA as a recipient of its fifth annual ACE Award, which is awarded to BankMobile Disbursements partner … Read More


Students Named to SOWELA’s Fall 2021 Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 14, 2022) The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2021 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 achieving a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 … Read More

Medical Assistant

SOWELA is Now Enrolling for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Program

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Successful Completers Earn Five Certifications for Optimal Employability (Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 12, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program. The four-month training starts on Monday, February 7, at SOWELA’s Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA. The CCMA program prepares students … Read More


Spring 2022 Late Enrollment Opens Today at All SOWELA Locations

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Late Registration for All Courses and Programs Is Open Until Thursday, January 20, 2022 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 12, 2022) Spring 2022 late registration is now open for interested students at SOWELA for all technical and academic programs and at all three of the regional community college’s locations in Southwest Louisiana. SOWELA is currently … Read More