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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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.

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.

I got a second chance at life.

Jamila Amini, DevOps Engineer at Swisscom, Alumna Powercoders

She was forced to flee Afghanistan with her husband and daughter and our very first participant to secure a permanent employment.

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.

6 Years ago we arrived in Switzerland with our luggage on an SBB train. And now I work for them.

Sodaba Bashiri, IT - Apprentice at SBB, Alumna Powercoders

Sodaba has been fascinated by IT for as long as she can remember. As a child she had proudly owned a desktop when no one had one around her.

The Integration Rate Of Our Participants

93%

get an internship

60%

get a job

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