Workforce Development That Works for You

With over $100 billion of Industrial Expansion currently underway in the Southwest Louisiana region, there are many jobs to be had. This could be the right time to start a new career, for those with the right training. SOWELA’s Workforce Solutions offers programs to help position you to leverage these opportunities. These programs are designed to develop skills needed to meet the current and growing demand for skilled workers in Southwest Louisiana.

For additional information on any of the following programs, please contact the Workforce Solutions office at (337) 421-6560 or email us at workforce@sowela.edu. You can also visit us in person. We are located in the Regional Training Center at 3749 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Suite 308.

Workforce Training Programs

Program (Levels) Hours Course Pricing
Millwright 1-5 772.5 $1,468
  • Registration ongoing
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • 6 month course
  • M-Thurs, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Need copy of High School Diploma or HiSet (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Millwright Level 1-5
HVAC Full (1-4) 675 $2,825
  • Registration ongoing
  • 10 month course
  • Tues-Thurs, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, HVAC Levels 1-4
HVAC Residential (1-2 only) 362.5 $1,895
  • Registration ongoing
  • 6 month course
  • M-Thurs, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, HVAC Levels 1 & 2
HVAC Commercial (3-4) 312.5 $1,640
  • Requires successful completion of HVAC Levels 1 & 2
  • Registration ongoing
  • 5 month course
  • M-Thurs
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, HVAC Levels 3 & 4
Machinist 925 $1,999
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • Class begin the first Monday of every month, or when there’s slots available.
  • Day class/6 Months; Evening class/12 months
  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. M-F (Day), 4 – 8 p.m. M-Thurs (Evening)
  • Need copy of High School Diploma or HiSet (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • IBC’s Earned: Bench, Mill, Lathe, CNC
Pipefitting 315 $1,194
  • Begin October 29th
  • Nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • 8 weeks, M-F 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Need copy of High School Diploma or HiSet (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Pipefitting Level 1&2
COMING SOON
Please contact us for details about the following classes that we are currently preparing to offer:
  • Structural Welding
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)