Start Your Journey to a High-Demand Career

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Whether you’re looking for a new job or one that pays better, now is a great time to increase your opportunities through career and technical education at SOWELA.

More scholarships are available for Fall 2022 than in years past, along with financial aid opportunities for those who qualify, making today a great time to enroll in college. Visit the link below and apply online.

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A variety of programs are available. Consider a career in:

  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Industrial Electrical Technology
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Technology
  • And more!

These programs lead to four- and five-star jobs, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, based on salary, occupational outlook, and educational requirements.

SOWELA has four locations in Southwest Louisiana, so you can choose a site that’s convenient for you in Lake Charles, Jennings, Oakdale, or Leesville, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission.


Contact the SOWELA One Stop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or email