Workforce Training Programs

Now is the time to get the skills you need to start a new job or advance in your current workplace!

Southern Business & Development magazine ranks SOWELA Technical Community College as one of the Best Community Colleges for Workforce Training in Louisiana. Our instructors provide hands-on training with small class sizes so you can receive quality training. Plus, financial assistance may be available to those that qualify — ask for details when you sign up.

To register for the following training programs or for more information, call Workforce Development at (337) 421-6560. You can also visit in person to register at SOWELA’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, 3749 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Regional Training Center, Suite 308.

Workforce Training Programs


  • Begin date TBA.
  • Six-month course offered Monday – Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Cost is $1,895.


  • Classes begin the first Monday of every month.
  • Two tracts available:
    • A six-month course offered during daytime hours Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. or
    • A 12-month course offered during evening hours Monday – Thursday from 4 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $1,999.


  • Classes begin on January 8, 2018.
  • Six-month course offered Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Cost is $1,468.

Structural Welding

  • Begin date TBA.
  • 15-week course offered Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cost is $1,100.