IMPACTING LIVES BY TEACHING DIGITAL SKILLS2024-04-22T11:37:21+02:00

IMPACTING LIVES BY TEACHING DIGITAL SKILLS

Why Powercoders?

Switzerland will soon be short of almost 40,000 ICT specialists. At the same time, there is an increasing number of well-qualified, highly motivated people from refugee and migrant backgrounds who are struggling to gain a foothold in the labor market.

There’s one solution for two problems:
Empowering refugees & migrants for an IT career.

Powercoders is an ICT job integration program for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

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I applied to ALL the places in the Romandie where they have an IT department.

Osman Mohammed, Apprentice in Computer Science at Camptocamp, Alumnus Powercoders

He started his computer science studies back in his home country Eritrea because he had a dream: to become a Computer Scientist.

Abdullah Bilen

If you want something with all your heart, you can definitely do it and be successful.

Abdullah Bilen, E-Commerce Manager at Beldona

Abdullah always loved computers and technology. Working at Beldona as E-Commerce Manager he made his dream come true, by never giving up.

Do you like the mountains? Do you like to climb?” – “I do now.”

Ali Alshweiki, Modern Analytics Consultant at Evolusys, Alumnus Powercoders

Vevey is now his home, Evolusys his employer, and Ali sums it all up with the words “I am at the happiest time in my life right now.”

In India, many girls go for engineering studies.

Shehani, SAP developer at UBS, Alumna Powercoders

She started her full-time job as an SAP developer at UBS in April, directly after her internship ended.

Portrait of Tsigereda Nebai, Alumna of Powercoders

I did it. I am proud. I am happy. A part of me still can’t grasp it.

Tsigereda Nebai, Devops Engineer Security at Swisscom, Alumna Powercoders

She was the only girl her age who joined the university in her village, where she studied Computer Engineering.

The Integration Rate Of Our Participants

93%

get an internship

60%

get a job

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