SOWELA Offering Two Manufacturing Trainings in September on Cohesive Teams and Continuous Improvement

Trainings Provided in Collaboration with Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana

Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 25, 2023

SOWELA Technical Community College in collaboration with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEP of LA) will host two training opportunities in September. Sessions cover cohesive teams and continuous improvement and are geared specifically for the manufacturing industry.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Attendees will learn the behaviors that enable you to become a better teammate, including Building Trust, Mastering Conflict, Achieving Commitment, Embracing Accountability and Focus on Results. The cost is $160 and includes lunch, an assessment report and individualized workbook.

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, SOWELA will host the LEAN and Continuous Improvement Concepts Workshop. Training concepts include how to increase the productivity of the organization. Industry experts lead this interactive workshop and will cover visual management, analyzing process flow, impact of standardized work, value stream concepts and more. The cost is $125 and includes lunch.

To sign up for the trainings, contact SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560 or email For more information, visit our MEP Training page.

SOWELA and MEP of LA have developed a wide range of services, training and initiatives that help manufacturers drive competitiveness, profitability and growth in a global marketplace. Key services include workforce development and training, market research, strategic planning and leadership support, lean process improvement, supply chain, business continuity planning, cybersecurity services and ISO and quality management.

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 85 years.

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