Manufacturing Training

MEP and SOWELA have developed a wide range of services, training and initiatives that help our clients drive competitiveness, profitability and growth in a global marketplace. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEP of LA) is a sponsored program of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS).

Upcoming Trainings

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Thursday, September 7 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

$160, including lunch, assessment report and individualized workbook

Move through the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model, learning the behaviors that will enable you to become a better teammate, including Building Trust, Mastering Conflict, Achieving Commitment, Embracing Accountability and Focus on Results.

LEAN and Continuous Improvement Concepts Workshop

Tuesday, September 19 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

$125, including lunch

Learn how to apply the LEAN and Continuous Improvement Concepts in the workplace, helping to increase the productivity of the organization. Industry experts lead this interactive workshop with a practical approach to Continuous Improvement. Topics include visual management, analyzing process flow, impact of standardized work, value stream concepts and more.

To register for training or to learn more, contact SOWELA's Workforce Solutions team at (337) 421-6560 or

Manufacturing Month

SOWELA and MEP will celebrate Manufacturing Month in October with the goal of inspiring the next generation to start careers in modern manufacturing. More details to come.

Work with us to get the competitive edge you need!

If you are looking for ways to:

  • Reduce costs.
  • Improve existing processes.
  • Become more innovative and responsive.
  • Plan for the future.
  • Attract supply chain partners.

Contact us today. We offer a variety of tools and services to help your company identify its capabilities, benchmark, pinpoint challenges impeding growth and sustainability and quickly adapt to disruptions.

Call SOWELA's Office of Workforce Solutions to learn more at (337) 421-6560 or email

For more information about MEP of LA, visit the MEP website (opens new window).