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.
WDLL courses are offered at two UDC locations:
Bertie Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
Congress Heights Campus
3100 Martin Luther King Jr SE
Washington, DC 20032
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)
Classes: 9/9/19 – 12/19/19
Classes: 1/21/20 – 5/12/20
**FALL 2020 COURSES WILL CONVENE ON SEPTEMBER 8 FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY.**
**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)|