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SOWELA Now Enrolling for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Program


Class Begins Monday, May 3, with Scholarships Available for Qualified Applicants

Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 24, 2021

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program. The Class A license training program is a comprehensive 245-hour classroom and behind-the-wheel program. Training covers Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, pre-trip inspection, backing pad skills, and on-the-road skills.

Scholarships are available for those that qualify. A payment plan option is available to those who are not eligible for scholarships. The 7-week class starts on Monday, May 3. Students meet Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of training seats are available for each program.

The final skills test necessary to receive a state license is administered by state-approved examiners. Completers who obtain their state license are qualified to drive tractor-trailers, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks, tanker trucks, and flatbed trucks.

For more information or to register, visit www.sowela.edu/cdl or call (337) 421-6560 or email workforce@sowela.edu.

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.