12/19/2016 10:40:23 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College will be closed for the holidays beginning Thursday, December 22, 2016, through Monday, January 2, 2017. All offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
12/13/2016 11:10:45 AM
Christine Collins, Director of Student Support Services at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for the Fall 2016 semester at the Annual Employee Christmas Luncheon.
12/13/2016 9:35:18 AM
In an effort to enable Nursing students to complete their bachelor’s degree, SOWELA Technical Community College and McNeese State University will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 2 p.m. in SOWELA's H.C. Drew Nursing & Allied Health Building Lobby. Dr. Neil Aspinwall, SOWELA Chancellor, and Dr. Philip C. Williams, McNeese President, will be on hand for the official signing.
12/5/2016 12:10:06 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Mini "Day of Sharing" series sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of International Cake Exploration Societé.
11/22/2016 11:10:10 AM
For the first time, SOWELA Technical Community College is offering a four-week Winter Session to give individuals the opportunity to get ahead in their education and earn college credits during the holidays.
10/28/2016 8:25:09 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College is offering seven orientation sessions over the coming months to prepare incoming students for spring classes.
10/27/2016 10:42:48 AM
SOWELA welding students maintain a 100% pass rate in the Cheniere Energy Craft Development Program.
10/27/2016 10:35:08 AM
The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours during the Summer semester for classes taken at SOWELA's Lake Charles campus or its Morgan Smith site in Jennings.
9/2/2016 10:55:03 AM
The Culinary Arts program at SOWELA Technical Community College recently received full accreditation and was named a testing site from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).
8/29/2016 11:30:06 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College ranked 30th in the U.S. out of 821 community colleges on the personal finance website WalletHub in its 2016 Best and Worst Community Colleges nationwide list.
8/24/2016 9:20:49 AM
Exxon Mobil Corporation has contributed $4,000 to the SOWELA Foundation on behalf of the New Orleans Employee's Federation. The check was presented by Joseph Johnson, a 2011 graduate of SOWELA Technical Community College's Industrial Instrumentation Technology program and employee of ExxonMobil.
8/23/2016 12:10:03 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College, as part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), is grateful for the service of military personnel in recent disaster relief efforts.
8/16/2016 8:45:00 AM
Lakeside Bank, Merchant and Farmers Bank & Trust Company, and JD Bank have each contributed $2,000 to the SOWELA Technical Community College Foundation to support student success.
8/11/2016 3:58:06 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College recently held its second annual Faculty Rank and Promotion Ceremony to honor 10 accomplished educators.
7/28/2016 8:36:29 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College Graphic Art student Katelyn Vincent won third place in the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) 2016 Student Design Competition, themed "Infograph It!"
6/27/2016 4:18:32 PM
Amber Woods, SOWELA Technical Community College Graphic Art student, won Gold in Advertising Design in last week's SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world.
6/16/2016 2:10:01 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College and Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) will host a community event on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, to kick off the second year of the Skills Pipeline workforce development program. The event will serve as an opportunity for visitors to learn about the educational opportunities and career possibilities for welders in Southwest Louisiana.
6/16/2016 1:49:34 PM
The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Spring semester for classes taken at the SOWELA Lake Charles campus or its Morgan Smith site in Jennings.
5/16/2016 10:10:04 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College will offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Chemical Laboratory Technology beginning Fall 2016. The program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in a petro-chemical laboratory environment as a Chemical Laboratory Technician.
5/16/2016 10:05:08 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College launched its first Student Ambassador program with a pinning ceremony on May 13, 2016.
4/29/2016 10:45:06 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College is offering 13 orientation sessions over the coming months to prepare incoming students for summer and fall classes. Incoming students are required to participate in orientation to help ensure a smooth transition into a college environment.
4/19/2016 8:20:03 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College has received approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to offer an Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) for students working toward their registered nurse credential.
4/18/2016 2:25:07 PM
The Office of Workforce Development at SOWELA Technical Community College will host two new Youth Camps this summer for middle and high school students.
4/12/2016 11:05:00 AM
FEMA has asked SOWELA Technical Community College to make information available to the campus community concerning the process for applying for assistance with the recent flooding in Calcasieu and surrounding parishes.
3/30/2016 8:12:06 AM
On Monday, April 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Multipurpose Room, Arts and Humanities Building. More than 50 organizations will be on hand for this year's fair, along with four-year university representatives and several branches of the military. Career Fair sponsors include Cameron LNG, CB&I, ISC Constructors, Lake Charles LNG, PPG Industries, Sasol, Sonic Drive-In, and Westlake Chemical.
3/30/2016 8:08:11 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College held an Honors Induction Ceremony for the newly established chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on March 14, 2016.
3/30/2016 8:02:24 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College will celebrate Spirit Week on April 4-8, 2016, with food, fun, and festivities for our students' enjoyment.
3/18/2016 9:44:58 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College's impact in Southwest Louisiana continues to grow as the 2016 spring semester enrollment reaches an all-time high. The college is serving 3,544 this spring semester with 1,057 of those students participating in dual enrollment programs, which gives high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit for one or more classes.
3/15/2016 2:30:16 PM
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, SOWELA Technical Community College will host an Open House for individuals interested in attending the College. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the Arts and Humanities Building, Multipurpose Room.
3/15/2016 8:20:40 AM
The Office of Workforce Development at SOWELA Technical Community College will host its annual Summer Youth Camps starting in June.
3/9/2016 3:47:59 PM
Classes will resume at SOWELA Technical Community College
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3/8/2016 4:25:45 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles and the Instructional Site in Jennings has cancelled classes for all faculty, staff, and students on Wednesday, March 9, 2016,
2/29/2016 9:10:40 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College student James Planchard joined the first global study abroad program for Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges last month in the United Arab Emirates. Planchard joined 10 Northshore Technical Community College students and faculty on a two-week study abroad to learn about Middle Eastern culture and the maritime industry in the emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
1/20/2016 11:40:45 AM
Community College Week ranks SOWELA Technical Community College as 22nd in the nation among the Fastest-Growing Public Two-Year Colleges for fall 2013 to fall 2014 for colleges with enrollments of 2,500 - 4,999.
1/4/2016 10:55:16 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College announces its Dean's list for the fall 2015 semester for the Lake Charles Campus and the Morgan Smith Site.
12/10/2015 10:14:53 AM
Allison Dering, the Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at SOWELA Technical Community College, has received the Customer Service Star Award for the fall 2015 semester.
12/7/2015 11:25:00 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College is partnering with the City of DeRidder to expand post-secondary educational offerings to residents through the Beauregard Education Link.
11/3/2015 10:56:26 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College has been ranked as one of Louisiana's Best Community Colleges for Workforce Training by the Southern Business & Development Magazine in its Summer 2015 issue.
11/3/2015 8:49:01 AM
SOWELA student receives Give Where We Live scholarship honorable mention from LCTCS
10/27/2015 10:29:56 AM
Four New Student Orientation sessions and one veteran-specific New Student Orientation session are now scheduled over the coming weeks for the Spring 2016 semester at SOWELA Technical Community College.
10/12/2015 10:24:42 AM
SOWELA Culinary Arts students attained a 100% passage rate on the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examinations.
9/28/2015 1:59:58 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting its fall 2015 Career Fair for students on Monday, October 5, 2015, 9 AM - 1 PM in the Arts & Humanities Building, Multi-Purpose Room.
9/25/2015 11:19:58 AM
Enrollment Services and Student Affairs Announce New Hours
9/8/2015 4:40:01 PM
SOWELA Second Start for FALL 2015 semester will begin on October 7, 2015.
9/1/2015 8:45:03 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College students are sharing in the success of Lakeside Bank as it celebrates its fifth year of business in 2015. Lakeside Bank has established the Lakeside Bank Endowed Scholarship at SOWELA.
8/27/2015 4:30:03 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Wendi Palermo to its staff as the Dean of the School of Nursing & Allied Health effective August 24, 2015.
8/19/2015 3:00:03 PM
Good things are happening at SOWELA Technical Community College as the fall 2015 semester soon gets underway.
8/5/2015 8:35:50 AM
Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College, and Dr. James Henderson, President of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, have announced a joint partnership to provide higher education and professional development opportunities to SOWELA's full time faculty and staff. Employees of SOWELA may now enroll in undergraduate or graduate coursework at Northwestern State University at a reduced tuition rate.
SOWELA's faculty and staff meeting admission requirements of Northwestern State University may register to enroll in up to six credit hours per term in undergraduate courses or up to six credit hours per term in graduate courses with certain tuition waiver benefits. With Northwestern State University's vast online offerings, this partnership provides SOWELA's employees with both affordable and accessible higher education opportunities.
7/13/2015 3:42:45 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College, CB&I, and the Louisiana's Community & Technical College System are teaming together to sponsor a Welding Rodeo for enrolled students of the College on July 16-17 on campus.
6/26/2015 2:52:57 PM
The Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club presented SOWELA Technical Community College with a donation of $12,500 as a portion of the Club's proceeds from their annual auction.
5/22/2015 9:44:56 AM
Youth camps are being offered this summer for students entering the 1st through the 8th grades.
3/24/2015 11:10:21 AM
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It was difficult to squeeze through as a record number of companies turned out for Sowela's most successful career fair yet.
3/5/2015 8:26:10 AM
The spring 2015 semester at schools across Southwest Louisiana is in full swing.
2/23/2015 1:56:06 PM
Due to the threat of freezing rain developing later this evening, classes at SOWELA Technical Community College and the Morgan Smith site will be closed beginning at 4:25 pm tonight (Monday, February 23), and day classes scheduled for Tuesday, February 24 will be cancelled. Evening classes on Tuesday that begin at 4:25 pm or later WILL be held as scheduled.
2/19/2015 10:40:58 AM
The SOWELA Financial Aid Office has declared Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Financial Aid Awareness Day.
1/30/2015 11:26:09 AM
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is preparing for a projected $1.6 billion budget shortfall, which likely means deep cuts to higher education.
1/26/2015 9:44:02 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College's Office of Enrollment Management is pleased to announce the opening of the newly created Enrollment Services One Stop Center.
1/22/2015 10:31:05 AM
A new CNA course is being offered at the SOWELA Morgan Smith Site.
1/10/2015 9:46:05 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College receives national recognition for enrollment growth.
12/18/2014 7:53:44 AM
We are scheduled to shut down for the Christmas and New Year holidays on December 23, 2014.
12/11/2014 8:15:43 AM
On November 7, 2014, a group of Graphic Arts students from SOWELA competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation Student Conference.
12/2/2014 9:34:35 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College received a $5,000 gift from Northrop Grumman on Nov. 25.
11/19/2014 8:03:37 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College on Tuesday unveiled its veterans center, which officials said will provide veterans with assistance to ensure their academic success.
11/13/2014 7:51:36 AM
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors on Wednesday deemed SOWELA Technical Community College the Center of Workforce Excellence.
11/10/2014 8:17:41 AM
The city of Lake Charles has joined the local effort to fund part of SOWELA Technical Community College's $8 million student services building.
10/27/2014 9:14:04 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College received a $10,000 donation from the Morgan Stanley Team in Lake Charles.
10/9/2014 8:45:45 AM
As part of its new Louisiana workforce development initiative, Praxair, Inc. hosted an event at SOWELA Technical College in Lake Charles for prospective students to explore a career in welding and apply for full welding tuition scholarships.
10/6/2014 8:12:58 AM
Sowela Technical Community College celebrated two milestones Friday - the ribbon cutting for its new nursing building and the groundbreaking for its $20 million regional training facility.
9/26/2014 4:00:27 PM
SOWELA Technical Community College received a $100,000 gift from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury in support of the ACT 360 initiative to fund an $8 million Student Success building.
9/26/2014 8:41:27 AM
SOWELA Technical Community College will host a career fair on Tuesday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9/19/2014 7:42:09 AM
For the second consecutive year, SOWELA Technical Community College has reported record enrollment, with nearly 3,500 students registering for classes this fall, the most in the school's 76-year history. Sowela's fall 2014 enrollment breaks the 3,300-student record set last fall.
9/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Chennault's life was remembered Tuesday by his granddaughter, Nell Calloway, as the first subject of SOWELA Technical Community College's 2014 Illumination Series.
9/4/2014 8:08:58 AM
If you want a construction job, you live in the right place.
8/28/2014 8:58:06 AM
From the looks of it, either the LSU system or the Louisiana Community and Technical College System could get the biggest chuck of money from the the fund...
8/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Fundraising for colleges is nothing new, considering universities have been tapping into alumni support for decades.
8/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
Capital One Bank has provided a grant of $70,000 for workforce development scholarships for SOWELA.
8/4/2014 2:39:41 PM
See the SOWELA story that appeared in The Jambalaya News.
8/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
As we previously reported, technical schools like SOWELA have seen a tremendous increase in female students studying in fields like Process Technology or PTEC.
7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
With more high-paying jobs opening in local plants, connected to Southwest Louisiana's anticipated economic growth, women are looking to capitalize on the opportunity.
7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Wondering about acquiring your student parking tags and student IDs.
7/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall on Monday meet with city, parish and state representatives to officially acknowledge the signing over of 10 acres of land adjance to Jennings High School for the future home of SOWELA'S $10 million Jeff Davis instructional site.