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SOWELA Announces Two Short-Term Training Opportunities to Start in January 2021


Scholarships Covering Full Tuition Available for Those that Qualify

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 3, 2020

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is excited to announce two short-term training opportunities in Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and Commercial Driver’s License Class A. Thanks to various funding sources, such as Reboot Louisiana, scholarships are available for those that qualify, including full-ride scholarships.

“SOWELA’s short-term training opportunities enable individuals to quickly increase their credentials, up skill and begin a new career in a matter of months, even weeks in some cases. Those credentialed in commercial truck driving and nondestructive testing are in demand in Southwest Louisiana, making these excellent career opportunities,” said SOWELA Office of Workforce Solutions Executive Director David Hayes.

The following classes begin on Monday, January 11th.

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) – the process of inspecting, testing or evaluating materials, components, or assemblies without destroying the part or system. This 12-week course connects students to an apprenticeship program for hands-on training with the possibility of full-time employment after training is complete.

Commercial Driver’s License Class A – training covers DOT rules and regulations, pre-trip inspection, backing pad skills, and on-the-road skills. The final skills test necessary to receive a state license is administered by state-approved examiners.

To register or for more information, visit www.sowela.edu/workforce-development or call (337) 421-6560.

About SOWELA Technical Community College
SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles, and Oakdale, LA.