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                                                             202.274.7181


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


Ms. Marie Brown
Acting Director, Student Success and Retention
WDLL Content Manager


Mr. Jefre Holmes
Pathway Director
Healthcare Direct Care and Administration
Congress Heights Campus, SE


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


Ms. Majeeda Al-Jabbar
Hospitality and Tourism
Information Technology and Office Administration
Congress Heights Campus, SE


Mr. Ronald P. Williams
Acting, Assessment Director
Bertie Backus Campus, NE

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Enrollment Update: Effective March 2020

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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