Impacting Lives by Teaching how to Code

Our program

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Over 70.5 million refugees in the world. Millions of vacant IT jobs due to digitalization. Two problems, one solution:
A Coding Academy for Refugees & Migrants
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Our purpose

We believe in promoting equal opportunities for diverse talents in the IT industry. We are a non-profit association and our program is fully funded and free of charge for the selected participants.

Our impact

90%

of our participants get an internship

60%

of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)

Participant

Are you a refugee or migrant eager to find your way into the IT industry?

Company

Are you an IT company looking for talented people no matter where they come from?

Job Coach

Do you want to support a refugee with becoming successfully integrated in the local IT labor market?

IT Trainer

Are you an IT professional who likes to share their knowledge with newcomers?

At the moment we offer the program in Switzerland

Switzerland

The current program in Switzerland starts in September 2021. Applications for our next program in spring 2022 will be open from Dec 2021 – Jan 2022!

Italy (Milan)

New information will be announced soon!

News & Events


Career Day Powercoders Switzerland

The Career Day is the day when companies have the chance to discover our participants and select their top candidates to invite for an onsite or remote interview.


Zurich: 26 October 2021
Lausanne: 3 November 2021


Powercoders is hiring!

Are you a Civil Servant (Zivildienst) and interested to work within a non-profit organization and to support our team in impacting lives of refugees and migrants in Switzerland?

Apply for our open job position “IT Teaching Assistant”!

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person


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Success stories

Parwiz Rajabi

From Afghanistan, 23 years old, now apprenticeship as computer scientist at UBS.

Mohammad Al Mestarihi

From Syria, 30 years old, now UI/UX Designer at Deep Impact.

Shehani

Computer scientist from Sri Lanka, 31 years old, now SAP developer at UBS.

Nisar Ahmed Hatami

From Afghanistan, now Junior Web Developer at Evolusys/Bechtle.

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