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Some recipients with family, mentors, and Lake Charles LNG

Some recipients with family, mentors, and Lake Charles LNG

Major industrial expansion means major opportunity here in Southwest Louisiana. Sources say that welding is one industry with large demand. Local area industry is connecting with SOWELA Technical Community College alongside the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana to help secure the job force in SWLA from within.

The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana held a kickoff event Monday, October 5, to award 11 structural welder scholarships provided by Lake Charles LNG.

The 11 scholarship recipients are attending a 12-week course at SOWELA Technical Community College to become a structural welder by February 2016.