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?

We offer the program in 2 countries

Switzerland

The current program in Switzerland started in spring 2021.

Italy (Milan)

The current program in Italy started in January 2021 in Milan.

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: 18 May 2021
Lausanne: 23 June 2021

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person


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Success stories

Bashir Karimi

"Powercoders and Unic gave me the opportunity to live off social welfare."

Izzatollah Amani

"Every day when I left my house, I was never sure if I will get back in the evening."

Nour

From Syria, 22 years old, now apprenticeship in Mediamatics at SBB.

Mohammad Al Mestarihi

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

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