Workforce Development That Works for You

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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

Millwright

  • August 2019
  • $1,468.00, Nonrefundable unless SOWELA cancel the class
  • 6 month course 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. M-TH
  • Need copy of ID, Social Security Card, High School Diploma or Hiset (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Millwright Level 1-5

Machinist

  • Class begins the first Monday of every month, or when there’s slots available.
  • $1,999.00, nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • 6 Month course 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Need copy of ID, Social Security Card, High School Diploma or Hiset (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • IBC’s Earned: Bench, Mill, Lathe, CNC

HVAC All Levels

  • June 2019
  • $2,825.00 nonrefundable unless SOWELA would cancel the class.
  • 10 month course, T-Thurs., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Need copy of ID, Social Security Card, High School Diploma or Hiset (GED)
  • Proof of income
  • Credentials Earned: OSHA 10, NCCER Core, Residential HVAC Level 1&2

HVAC Residential

Pipefitting

Non Destructive Testing

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training

ServSafe (Food Safety)