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SOWELA Offering Two-Week Introduction to Construction Class Starting June 14


Students Earn NCCER Core and OSHA 10 with $500 Stipend Awarded to Those Who Complete the Training

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 2, 2021

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a two-week Introduction to Construction class starting Monday, June 14, at its Main Campus in Lake Charles. Curriculum includes the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core and OSHA 10. The cost of the class is $50 with students receiving a $500 stipend at the end of the course for successful completion of all assignments and testing.

The course is designed for individuals interested in learning entry-level construction skills. Training covers safety principles; construction math principles and application; introduction to hand and power tools; how to read and understand construction drawings; introduction to rigging slings, hoists, hitches and other hardware; procedures and techniques for proper material handling; and basic communication and employability skills.

Class is held Monday – Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM during both weeks. Students who complete all modules of the class receive NCCER and OSHA 10 certifications, as well as a certificate of completion from SOWELA.

Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of training seats are available. For more information or to apply, visit the Introduction to Construction page or call (337) 421-6560 or email workforce@sowela.edu.

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 and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles and Oakdale, LA.