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SOWELA Offers Workforce Scholarship Program for Pipefitting and Millwright Training

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 14, 2018

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a Workforce Scholarship Program to individuals looking to start a new career or upskill in a millwright or pipefitting training program. Training is set to begin Spring 2019. Spots are limited.

Interested individuals can attend an Informational Session on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 4 p.m. in SOWELA’s Arts & Humanities Building Multipurpose Room. During the session, attendees will learn about the training programs, complete an application and have the opportunity to ask questions about the Workforce Scholarship Program. Attendees should bring a copy of their high school diploma or HiSET (GED).

The cost of the program can be as low as $50 with full scholarship opportunities for those that qualify. Normally, the Pipefitting training course is $1,194 and the Millwright training course is $1,468.

Pipefitting training is an 8-week course. Credentials earned include OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Pipefitting Level 1 & 2. Millwright training is a six-month course. Credentials earned include OSHA 10, NCCER Core, and Millwright Level 1-5.

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.