01 Dec. 2022

-  Press release

New breeding ground with technical talents for installation companies

Together with Chapter, Ecorus - leader in solar power implementations for housing corporations - is launching new low-threshold retraining programs for PV technicians. Ecorus provides the practical training via its installation partners - a good starting PV technician must be given the opportunity to learn in practice - and Chapter finds the new talents and trains them to become a starting solar panel technician. The initiative provides a new breeding ground with technical talents for installation companies.


Concrete help for installation partners

“Everyone in the sector recognizes a major shortage of installation capacity, which means that implementations among tenants of housing corporations are stagnating. With Chapter we have found a good partner who will ensure that installation companies can grow through the growth of motivated technical personnel. For housing associations, this means that we can accelerate the process of making their homes more sustainable. ” Sander van der Laan, director of Ecorus Home.

“It is Chapters' mission to close the current gap in the labor market by finding and retraining people who are now stuck in their work and have a latent need for a new profession, towards socially relevant shortage occupations. We have developed a method for the solar energy sector that is accessible, fun and effective.” Rutger Laman Trip, COO Chapter.


The Chapter method

The retraining platform of Chapter is based on the experience the founders previously gained with establishing Squla, a successful online learning platform for students. The core of the learning method is spread learning, which makes it accessible and manageable. The so-called Chapter method consists of four simple steps:

  1. Chapter looks for and finds motivated people who want to become a PV installer.
  2. Screening; are you fit and strong? Do you have an affinity with technology? In possession of driving licence? Not afraid of heights and motivated?
  3. Start of the online PV technician program (4-6 weeks).
  4. The best candidates are introduced to potential employers

The next retraining programs that will be developed include heat pump technician and charging station installer.

New breeding ground with technical talents for installation companies

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