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SOWELA Offering Two Short-Term Training Opportunities


Classes start in January for Culinary Fundamentals and Pipeline Technician Training

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 13, 2021)

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for two short-term training opportunities. Scholarships are available for those that qualify for both training programs. Registration is open on a first come, first-serve basis.

Culinary Fundamentals is a new three-week program that prepares students to enter the hospitality industry as entry-level cooks. After successful completion of the course, students earn two nationally recognized certifications, including the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute’s (AHLEI) Certified Kitchen Cook and the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Manager Certification.

The culinary class starts Monday, January 10, 2022, and meets Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The cost of the program is $650. For more information or to enroll, visit our Culinary Fundamentals page.

A 10-week Pipeline Technician training course begins Monday, January 24, 2022. Students receive an overview of the mechanical equipment used in the pipeline industry, as well as test overfill protection devices, startup of a liquid pipeline, shutdown of a liquid pipeline, and rectifier installation. Students that successfully complete the class will receive a Pipeline Technician Certification of Completion. This program is part of the TC Energy Pipeline Academy at SOWELA.

The pipeline training class meets Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The cost of the program is $2,500. For more information or to enroll, visit our Pipeline Technician Training page.

All classes meet at SOWELA’s Main Campus at 3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, La 70616. Call (337) 421-6560 or email workforce@sowela.edu to enroll or learn more.

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.