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SOWELA Offers Pipefitting Training with Bechtel Apprenticeship Program


Attend the February 20th Informational Sessions to Learn More

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 14, 2020

SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering an 8-week Pipefitting certification program with class starting on Monday, March 2. Completers of the course have the exclusive opportunity to apply for a paid apprenticeship program with Bechtel. Spots are limited.

Individuals interested in learning more can attend one of two informational sessions on Thursday, February 20th, at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. in SOWELA’s Global Learning Center, Auditorium, 3749 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70616. Representatives will be on hand to discuss available financial aid and scholarship opportunities, details of the Pipefitting course, and Bechtel’s apprenticeship process.

To register for a session or to learn more, visit www.sowela.edu/pipefitting or call the Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560.

SOWELA’s course follows NCCER Levels 1 & 2 curriculum. Successful completers receive NCCER credentials for both levels of pipefitting. Students learn how to install and repair both high- and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, in the generation of electricity, and the heating and cooling of buildings.

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.