Chale Community Project, Energising Chale.

"People in Chale have always helped each other"

Our aims are:

  1. To reduce fuel costs
  2. To generate local employment opportunities
  3. To create a sustainable community

See all our aims

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Training for jobs in the renewable energy industry

Creating local employment opportunities is one of the key goals of the project.

Chale residents can apply for a 3-month renewable technology training programme with the objective of providing a range of job prospects with local installers. Working alongside the official MCS Accredited installers on the Project, the volunteers will learn plumbing, electrical skills, work with heating engineering and cylinder installations. They will receive accredited training in BPEC Renewable Energy Technology at the Isle of Wight College including some other skills training and job search advice. While there are no guarantees of jobs, trainees from previous schemes have gone on to secure work in the industry. The renewables sector is set to be a growth area in the new low-carbon economy.

If you fancy being a trainee, contact David Green on 07786 228722 or email

The six Chale Trainees are now well into their training programme:

  • They have now completed the BPEC Renewable Energy Awareness Course run by the Isle of Wight College.
  • They have also completed their CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) health & safety training and will be issued with their cards shortly.
  • Dates are now being finalised for an induction in Solar PV and Heat Pump installation, plus a session on house surveying.