Customized Individual Training Plans
Upon acceptance of a formal offer, each participant will meet with a GUMA counselor to ensure they fully understand the program’s expectations, to develop a customized individual training plan commensurate with their present level of expertise, capacity and need, and to establish milestones for their participation in the program.
The GUMA Counselor will work with training providers and mentors to develop a training schedule and instruction time, forming the foundation upon which the participant will be expected to progress. Participants will maintain contact with their counselor throughout their engagement with GUMA for guidance and support as needed.
It is expected that each participant will require some level of resource match-making in addition to their training that will be necessary for their product development. The GUMA program will leverage its own resources to supply references to vendors for equipment, packaging, design, materials, and other needs.