Science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) programs and equipment at McNeese.
Hospitality training in the culinary program at Sowela to meet current worker demands at area casinos, restaurants and hotels.
The Port’s investments are part of larger mission as an engine and facilitator for economic development in Southwest Louisiana. Port-owned properties are the home of major industrial infrastructure, such as the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities along the Calcasieu Ship Channel, and both the L’Auberge and Golden Nugget casino resorts in Lake Charles.
McNeese and Sowela will each get $100,000 annually for three years.