Project meta data
ThemeEmployment prospects improvement
Support from experts on governance and impact
Group training by leadership and sales strategy experts
Opportunity to take certified courses
Although qualified solar panel installers are critical to the success of the energy transition, the solar industry, like many others, is facing a labour shortage. The Switch intends to address this issue by providing refugees in the Netherlands with training and employment opportunities. By installing solar panels as part of a team, they can earn a fair and stable income, expand their social networks and gain confidence, helping them make a new start in the Netherlands. Wouter, Tjebbe and Federico, the company’s founders, previously launched the successful social enterprise Hack your Future, which plays a similar role in the IT sector.