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SOWELA Hosts Seventh Annual Women in Non-Traditional Careers Seminar

Attendees Explore Career and Training Opportunities for In-Demand Jobs in Southwest Louisiana


SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting its Seventh Annual Women in Non-Traditional Careers Seminar on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Arts & Humanities Building, Multipurpose Room 145. Representatives from area business and industry will present information on non-traditional career opportunities available to women in Southwest Louisiana and the College will share what training is needed to secure them.

Available career fields include Process Technology, Aviation Mechanics, Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technology, Welding, Millwright and more.

Attendees seeking employment will learn how to begin their career in a high-demand job and discover the steps required to apply for financial aid and gain admission to SOWELA. Presenters from companies such as Sasol, Phillips 66, Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center, CB&I, SOWELA and others will be available for a question and answer session following the presentation.

The seminar is free and open to the public for women of any age. Reservations are not required. For information, contact SOWELA at (337) 421-6983 or email barbara.forsythe@sowela.edu.


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.