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SOWELA Offering Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training


SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a new 7-week program for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training with class starting on Monday, May 20. Spots are limited.

A CDL Permit Prep Course is available for anyone needing their permit. The Permit Prep course, is a one day 8 hour class on May 13, 2019 from 7:30am – 4:30pm at a cost of $350.

To register for the CDL Permit Prep Course, call the Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560.

Our CDL Class A or B license training program is a comprehensive 245-hour (7-weeks) classroom and behind-the-wheel program. The 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. Completers who obtain their state license are qualified to drive tractor-trailers, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks, tanker trucks, and flatbed trucks.

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.