The mission of the Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning is to reduce unemployment and underemployment in the District of Columbia by enhancing the skills of its residents.
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 seven (7) areas identified by the District of Columbia as most in demand include:
Pathway 1: Automotive and Truck Maintenance and Repair
Pathway 2: Construction and Property Management
Pathway 3: Early Childhood Education
Pathway 4: Healthcare-Direct Care and Healthcare Administration
Pathway 5: Hospitality and Tourism
Pathway 6: Information Technology and Office Administration
Pathway 7: Infrastructure, Transportation, and Logistics
These pathways form the basis of the training offered by WDLL. Training provided by WDLL is free to residents of the District of Columbia.
WDLL also provides training to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of DC residents. These skill are foundational to student success in the training programs provided by WDLL. These programs include:
- Preparation for the Accuplacer (Accuplacer is the placement test for entrance into the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC))
Who is eligible?
Adult (age 18+) residents of the District of Columbia are eligible to participate in WDLL training.
What does the training cost?
Many WDLL course and programs are offered at no cost to District of Columbia residents.
For information, please call a campus near you (see WDP Locations), or contact the UDC-CC Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at:
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides grant funds to UDC for education and training services to eligible U.S. workers. Priority of service will be given to qualified veterans and eligible spouses when enrolling students into DOL-funded training programs and/or related services. In accordance with the implementation of the Veterans’ Priority Provisions of the “”Jobs for Veterans Act”” (PL 107-288), qualified veterans and their spouses will receive access to the University’s services and/or trainings.