About Us:

The mission of the UDC-CC Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) is to reduce unemployment and underemployment in the District of Columbia by enhancing the skills of its residents. The program provides training to DC residents aimed at helping them earn jobs, get promoted, and train for careers in new industries.

UDC-CC WDLL offers residents of Washington, DC training programs in five career pathways: Construction and Property Management; Early Childhood Education; Healthcare-Direct Care and Administration; Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology and Office Administration. These career pathways represent high-growth, high-demand industries in the Washington Metropolitan Region.

These pathways form the basis of the training offered by WDLL. Training provided by WDLL is at NO COST to residents of the District of Columbia.

Where is training offered?

Bertie Backus Campus                                    Congress Heights Campus

5171 South Dakota Avenue NE,                             3100 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE,

Washington, DC 20017
                                           Washington, DC 20032

(202) 274-7209                                                         (202) 274-6545


The UDC Community College Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) provides District of Columbia residents with job skills training that enables them to pursue employment opportunities. WDLL focuses on industries that provide the highest number of employment opportunities within the District and in the metropolitan area. The five (5) areas identified by the District of Columbia as most in demand include:

Pathway 1: Construction and Property Management

Pathway 2: Early Childhood Education (CDA)

Pathway 3: Healthcare Direct Care and Administration

Pathway 4: Hospitality and Tourism

Pathway 5: Information Technology and Office Administration


WDLL also provides general training to improve the 21st Century Skills in the Workplace for DC residents. These skills are foundational to student success in the training programs provided by WDLL.

Senior Staff:


Ms. Mashonda Smith

Dean, WDLL

UDC – Community College


(202) 274-6545


Ms. Marie Brown

Acting Director, Student Success and Retention

WDLL Content Manager


(202) 274-5534


Mr. Jefre Holmes

Pathway Director

Healthcare Direct Care and Administration

Congress Heights Campus, SE


(202) 574-6653


Mr. Darius Baker

Pathway Director

Construction and Property Management

Early Childhood Education (CDA)

Congress Heights Campus, SE


(202) 274-6999


Mr. Sherman Cook

Pathway Director

Bertie Backus Campus, NE


(202) 274-7421


Ms. Majeeda Al-Jabbar

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology and Office Administration

Congress Heights Campus, SE


(202) 274-7240


Mr. Ronald P. Williams

Acting, Assessment Director

Bertie Backus Campus, NE


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Contact Us

For information, please call a campus near you 202.274.7181 (see WDP Locations), or contact the UDC-CC Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at workforce@udc.edu.


WDLL courses are offered at two UDC locations:


Bertie Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 274-7209


Congress Heights Campus
3100 Martin Luther King Jr SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 274-6525