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SOWELA Oakdale to Host Welding Informational Session on June 22

SOWELA is the Only Allen Parish Welding Program to Include Combination Structural and Pipe Welding

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 3, 2021

SOWELA Technical Community College Oakdale is hosting a Welding Informational Session on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 10 AM. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn about the Welding program, explore financial aid and scholarship opportunities, how to apply and more. The event is free and open to the public.

SOWELA Oakdale’s Welding program is the only Allen Parish program that offers combination structural and pipe welding. This skill grouping makes SOWELA Welding graduates more competitive in the job market.

The Welding program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding including oxy-fuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the American Welding Society (AWS) and will be prepared to take the AWS Entry Level Welder Test.

Welding is considered at ‘top-rated occupation’ and is listed as a five-star job by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Occupations are listed as such when they are high-demand and well-paying.

To register for the informational session, visit our Welding Program page. For more information about the event or enrolling in SOWELA, please contact SOWELA – Oakdale Site Coordinator Magan Solieau at (318) 335-3944, ext. 6985.

SOWELA is currently registering for the Fall 2021 semester, including in the welding program. To apply, click here or email onestop@sowela.edu for details.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, online, 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 more than 80 years.