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 refugees and migrants 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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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.

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