MDC-Business University Earns IACET Accreditation, Driving Improved Federal Workforce Training

In response to changing federal demographics and growing calls for employee upskilling, learning, and development across the United States, MDC Global Solutions is pleased to announce the recent accreditation of our holistic education and training platform, MDC-Business University (MDC-BU), by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

MDC-BU is an innovative, research-backed platform that’s grounded in the tenets of adult learning theory. Through MDC-BU, we partner with and empower federal learners through multiple offerings, including collaborative professional development workshops, industry-specific training seminars, certification programs with peer learning, interactive online learning modules, and Continuing Education and Training (CE/T) and Continuing Educational Units (CEUs).

This recent IACET accreditation opens the door for MDC-BU to provide high-quality excellence in federal skills development across key industries like IT, healthcare, finance, and education. Keep reading to learn how.

Bridging the Growing Federal Skills Gap With a Proven, Research-Backed Approach

The federal government is facing a number of demographic changes that are impacting agencies’ abilities to carry out their respective missions. Today, more than 28% of federal employees are above the age of 55 while just 8.7% are younger than 30.1 This trend has created a significant capability gap that’s only expected to widen as retirement rates accelerate and more employees exit the workforce—taking with them years of specialized knowledge and industry expertise. By 2028, we predict that nearly 50% of all employees will experience skillset disruption in their appointed positions.2

In order to ensure a well-rounded bench of experienced, knowledgeable staff, federal agencies must evolve their current training and development programs to prioritize active skills development that’s grounded in the tenets of adult learning theory.

Recognizing this need, MDC acknowledged challenges across the federal workforce and utilized its expertise in resource management and leadership to establish MDC-BU. Specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of the federal workforce, MDC-BU works to foster a shift in mindsets, skill sets, and job performance behaviors—all underpinned by trust and proven credibility. Our faculty and facilitators are experts in their respective fields, bringing years of leadership and financial management expertise from top-tier federal service positions.

In a recent analysis of MDC-BU courses from the past 18 months, attendees increased their knowledge of assessed content by 39% on average, and learners’ overall satisfaction with MDC-BU exceeded 94%.

As the original developer of CEUs, IACET is committed to ensuring that continuing education and training providers deliver high-quality instruction in alignment with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. This standard is a universal model for learning process excellence and provides a certifiable framework of researched and proven best practices. MDC is proud to have completed IACET’s rigorous accreditation process and is excited to better serve public sector professionals through the development and enhancement of new and existing skills across the entire spectrum of management disciplines.

For more information on MDC-BU or to learn how we can assist with your organization’s learning and development objectives, contact our team at

[1] ”Strengthening the Federal Workforce”

[1] Based on data from the “Evolution of Federal Financial Management Reforms” and “FedScope – Federal Workforce Data”

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