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Workforce Development Program (WDP)

What is WDLL's mission?

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 leading to employment. The industries focused on are those where jobs are available in the District and in the metropolitan area. The four areas identified by the District of Columbia as most in demand include:

  • Nursing and Applied Health
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Administrative/Technology

These 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 skills of DC residents so that they have the skills they need to enter specific training programs provided by WDLL. These programs include:

  • Preparation for the General Education Diploma (GED Preparation)
  • 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))
  • Preparation for the National Work Readiness credentials

Who is eligible?

Adult residents of the District of Columbia are eligible to participate in WDP training.

What does the training cost?

Many WDLL course and programs are offered at no cost to District of Columbia residents.

For information not available on this web site, please call a campus near you (see WDP Locations), or contact the UDC-CC Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning at:



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