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.

Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning

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.

 

What is Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning?

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.

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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

Who is Eligible?

Adult (age 18+) residents of the District of Columbia are eligible to participate in WDLL training.

 

What Does the Training Cost?

WDLL course and programs are offered at no cost to District of Columbia residents. *Some medical classes have out-of-pocket expenses.

 

What Else Do I Need to Know?

All WDLL applications must provide required documentation to enroll:

WDLL Calendar: Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Limited availability. For more information, please click on this link (Request for Information)

 

Fall 2019

Classes: 9/9/19 – 12/19/19

Spring 2020

Classes: 1/21/20 – 5/12/20

Summer 2020

**CLASSES SUSPENDED**

Fall 2020

**FALL 2020 COURSES WILL CONVENE ON SEPTEMBER 8 FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY.**

Spring 2021

**NEW WDLL STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2021 COURSES. THE SPRING 21 SEMESTER CALENDAR & REGISTRATION DATES WILL BE POSTED BY NLT THE END OF OCTOBER.**

Academic Calendar – Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Continuing Student Registration: CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) MID July 2020 – August 21st, 2020
Fall 2020 One Stop Student Service Days: New Student CASAS Testing and Registration (4 days a week) TBA
Labor Day (University Closed) September 7, 2020
Fall 2020 Classes Begin September 8, 2020
Late Registration and Add/Drop September 8, 2020 – September 10, 2020
Opening Convocation September 17, 2020
Columbus Day (University Closed) October 12, 2020
Classes Resume October 13, 2020
Veteran’s Day (University Closed) November 11, 2020
Classes Resume November 12, 2020
Thanksgiving Day (University Closed) November 26, 2020 – November 27, 2020
Classes Resume November 30, 2020
Fall 2020 Semester Ends December 18, 2020
Christmas Holiday (University Closed) December 25, 2020 – January 3, 2020
Grades Due to Campus Directors (One week following the last class, refer to Grade Submissions Schedule)
Certification Exam Testing (Refer to the Certification Exam Schedule)