PlumChoice partners with community college

Posted June 12, 2010, at 8:31 a.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A company that provides remote computer support services will use grant money and a partnership with Southern Maine Community College to train up to 350 workers for future employment.

PlumChoice says the initiative was facilitated by the nonprofit economic development group Maine & Company. It’s being funded through a $550,000 grant from Maine Quality Centers, part of the community college system.

A 72-hour course is specially designed for PlumChoice. For workers, the grant means they won’t have to pay the typical $1,000 to $2,000 to get certified in the tech support field.

Employees who stay on for six months would get a bonus. PlumChoice pays tech support people between 20 and 30 dollars an hour plus benefits.