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A Bold New Program For Acquisition and Contracting Professionals

Get new professionals fully ready for their careers with Career Gateway: Acquisition. Students will not only learn technical skills and business acumen, they’ll apply those skills and practice them in a threaded storyline where they support the establishment of a settlement on Mars - mirroring the real-life tasks and challenges students will face in their roles.

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Practical & Applicable

Students will learn key professional concepts and then practice applying those concepts through scenario-based training.

Business Focused

Our training program enables students to sharpen their business acumen in order to prepare them to be essential business advisors at their agencies.

Centered on Collaboration

In every cohort, students will be required to work together to solve problems and find answers to challenges - honing indispensable collaboration skills they’ll need to succeed.

Rocket Fuel for Learners 

What truly sets Career Gateway: Acquisition apart from other acquisition training solutions? Our use of seven key elements to create an immersive and engaging learning experience:

  • Cohort-Based Learning
  • Flipped Classroom Model
  • Objective-Based Activities
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Threaded Storyline
  • Individualized Support
  • Platform-Enabled Learning Journeys
Together, these elements reinforce and strengthen one another to shape students into outstanding acquisition professionals, cementing essential competencies as they move forward in their careers.

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Acquisition Training That Accelerates Their Path to Proficiency

Firm Foundation

Career Gateway: Acquisition conveys the knowledge and skills new acquisitions professionals need from Day One - and beyond.

Student Friendly

Individual students will access training in their cohort that’s both intuitive and straightforward - while leveraging best-in-class student and technical support.

Motivation Minded

Because the program is infused with moments of accomplishment, students will strive for success - keeping them engaged and helping them retain key skills.

A Learning Journey That’s Truly Out of This World.

Discover what students in a Career Gateway: Acquisition cohort will explore as they progress through the four phases of the program.

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Dynamic. Experiential. And Ready for Prime Time.

Listen, watch, and learn from the leaders defining the acquisition and contracting landscape how Career Gateway: Acquisition represents an entirely novel - and necessary - approach to professional acquisition training.

CGA Launch Event

FEDtalk on Acquisition Workforce Career Training

Hear Robert Daugherty, Acquisition and Contracting Director at Management Concepts discuss the need for a new kind of training the future federal acquisition workforce needs.

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CGA Launch Event

Career Gateway: Acquisition Launch Event

Watch our launch event to see how we are changing the way federal acquisition professionals start their careers through our experiential, cohort-based training innovation.

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Accelerating Their Path to Proficiency

Watch as Robert Daugherty, Acquisition and Contracting Director at Management Concepts, outlines the challenges facing new acquisition professionals.

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50 Years of Providing Professionals with the Essential Training They Need

For a half-century, Management Concepts has transformed how professionals learn by focusing on outcomes and innovation. As the nation’s premier provider of career development, performance improvement, and human capital solutions, we’ve assisted every part of the federal government as well as numerous state and local governments. Rely on us for professional training, custom learning solutions, and human capital advisory services.

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