SCARBOROUGH — PlumChoice, a remote technical services company, is joining with Southern Maine Community College and Maine Quality Centers to train and hire up to 350 Mainers as work-at-home service technicians.

The program is being funded by a $550,000 grant from the Maine Quality Center. That money will allow accepted students to get customer service and Microsoft and Apple systems training at no cost to the students.

Students who are accepted in the program will receive 72 hours of training at SMCC’s South Portland campus. At the end of training, the graduate is guaranteed a hiring interview with PlumChoice. Those who are hired and complete at least six months of service in good standing will receive a signing bonus.

Applications for the PlumChoice/SMCC technical training program are being managed by the Maine CareerCenter. For more information, contact a local CareerCenter or call 741-5727.