Lewiston-area collaboration aims to train technical support professionals

LEWISTON – Several community workforce partners are collaborating with Lewiston-based Carbonite to train and hire technical support professionals.
Taking part in the program are Central Maine Community College, Lewiston Adult Education, Maine Department of Labor Business Employment Services and Western Maine Community Action. IT Support and WorkReady Training will begin in January. Successful students will acquire a 40-Hour certificate, an 80-hour WorkReady Certificate with keyboarding, and interview with Carbonite for a technical support position. Once hired, candidates will continue in their training through an on-the-job training. The program will be tailored to the organization and provided on-site by Carbonite.
Ideal candidates will enjoy learning new technology, must interact well with people, will be available to work at least one weekend day per week and pass several assessments, including reading and math tests. The five-week class will be offered in Lewiston.
There is no charge for the program for those individuals who financially qualify.
Interested candidates should call 207-753-9001 to register for an informational session Dec. 11 at the Lewiston CareerCenter. For more information on other WMCA programs and opportunities, visit www.facebook.com/WesternMaineCommunityAction/andhttps://wmca.org/.

PHOTO: From left, Patti Saarinen, Western Maine Community Action; Christopher Paradis, Central Maine Community College; Razell Ward, MSAD 52 adult education; Tom Neal and David Roy, Carbonite; Linda Gosselin, Business Employment Services; Christina King, WMCA; Jenny Rose, RSU 16 adult education; Jennifer Tiner, Lewiston adult education. In front, Patti Gray, BES. (submitted photo)