We believe in promoting equal opportunities for diverse talents in the IT industry. We are a non-profit association and our program is self-funded and free of charge for the selected participants.
of our participants get an internship
of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)
Are you a refugee or migrant eager to find your way into the IT industry?
Are you an IT company looking for talented people no matter where they come from?
Do you want to support a refugee with becoming successfully integrated in the local IT labor market?
Are you an IT professional who likes to share their knowledge with newcomers?
The next program in Zurich will start in spring 2021. Applications will be accepted as of December 2020.
The next program in Lausanne will start early next year, in 2021. Applications will be open in December 2020.
Powercoders Italy accept applications on a ongoing base.
Give the opportunity to your kids to discover technologies!
CAMP #1 «Les robots et moi», for kids between 8–12 years old: 12–16.10.2020
CAMP #2 «Sur les pas d’un développeur», for teenagers between 13–17 years old: 19–23.10.2020
FREE for refugee families or families at social welfare.
Located in the heart of Lausanne, the Powerhouse Romandie aims to be an inspiring place for IT passionates where meetups, conferences, hackathons, trainings, and coworking will take place. Come and have a coffee with us or book a desk or conference room.
Place de la Gare 10, Lausanne
The Adobe Digital Academy was just introduced to Europe and in Switzerland they collaborate with Powercoders to educate IT talents. Listen to Adobe’s opinion about this collaboration by Michael Marth, Technology & Software Engineering Leader at Adobe.
For our partner company Divio Technologies it is a “no-brainer to work with Powercoders”. Watch founder Christian Bertschy explain why in this 30sec video.
Listen to Evolusys’ CEO Jean-François Saint-Pierre talk about what the most important skills were that the Powercoders brought to the table at the start of their internships.
Are you wondering why UBS already engaged 13 of our participants as interns in the course of the last 2.5 years? Watch Curdin Duschletta from UBS explain in just 1 minute.
From Sri Lanka, 38 years old, now Software Engineer at Migros Aare.
From Pakistan, 27 years old, Junior Developer at Squirro in Zurich.
“Do you like the mountains? Do you like to climb?” – “I do now.”
From Syria, 35 years old, apprentice at Liip in Bern.