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A Bold New Program For Acquisition and Contracting Professionals

The only experiential, cohort-based training solution for federal acquisition and contracting professionals new to the field.
The only training and professional development resource designed to accelerate their path to proficiency.

Now DAU Equivalency Certified.

Special Launch Pricing Ends Soon

Register for our April Career Gateway: Acquisition cohort and save 20%.

Program Details

What is Career Gateway: Acquisition?

A complete reimagining of training for new acquisition and contracting professionals, Career Gateway: Acquisition is a cohort-based program that enables students to learn and apply technical and business skills in a threaded storyline that mirrors the real-life tasks they’ll face every day in their roles. Career Gateway Acquisition is DAU certified equivalent to CON 1100, 1200, 1300 and 1400 so participants meet all their FAC-C and DAWIA Contracting certification training requirements.

Firm Foundation

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

Business Focused

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

Practical & Applicable

Students will learn key professional concepts and then practice applying those concepts through scenario-based training.
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Get Them Ready for Their Roles – Faster

While new acquisition and contracting professionals may enter their roles with basic knowledge, that’s not enough to address the challenges they’ll face on the job. And learning the complexities of their roles on the job leaves your entire organization at risk – the risk of them getting it wrong.

Start them off right with the comprehensive, intensive training they need to succeed.



Benefits For Students

  • Comprehension of Key Concepts
  • Application of Those Concepts
  • Business Acumen Skills Development
  • Exposure to Actual Job Challenges
  • Collaboration with Cohort Students

Benefits For Managers

  • Diminished Reliance on On-The-Job Training
  • Less Need to Micromanage New Hires
  • Professionals Ready for Real-World Work
  • Better Business Advice for Your Agencies
  • More Time for You to Focus on Your Role

Singular, State-of-the-Art Acquisition Training

For acquisition and contracting professionals just entering the field, this level of intensive, experiential, and outcomes-focused training usually isn’t available.

Until now.

Career Gateway: Acquisition fully explores all four phases of the acquisition lifecycle while exposing cohort students to real-world challenges – and how to provide solutions to your agencies and organizations.

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Lasting Impact for Learners

By using seven key elements to strengthen and reinforce each other, every cohort student will walk away from with the essential competencies to move forward in their careers.



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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All the Details on Our Latest Innovation

Special Pricing Ends Soon

Register for our February Career Gateway: Acquisition cohort and save 20%.

Program Details