Impacting Lives by Teaching Digital Skills

Our program

Over 100 million refugees in the world. Millions of vacant IT jobs due to digitalization. Two problems, one solution:
Empowering refugees & migrants for an IT career
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Ukraine & other crisis regions

Due to the crisis in Ukraine we expect to receive more applications that qualify for our program. That’s why we are increasing our capacity to accommodate a larger class. Powercoders was created in response to the refugee crisis of 2015. Our mission has remained strong and unchanged: We promote equal job opportunities for displaced talents in the IT industry.

Do you want to help? See information below under Company, Job Coach and IT Trainer.

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

5-year impact video: have a look here


of our participants get an internship


of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)


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


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?


Are you a teenager who wants to learn how to design video games and develop simple websites?

We offer our program in 3 countries


Applications for our program in fall 2022 are now closed. We will inform here soon for the spring program 2023.


Applications for the program in fall 2022 are open!


Applications for the 1st program in Spain 2022 are now closed.

News & Events

5 years Powercoders!

Powercoders turned 5 – what a milestone!
We celebrate our anniversary all year round in 2022. Please find our current events here:

New IT job platform launched!

Powercoders and Swico – the umbrella organisation of the Swiss ICT industry – are jointly launching an IT job platform for refugees and migrants.

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person

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Success stories

Nisar Ahmed Hatami

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


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

Mannar Hielal

From Syria, 35 years old, apprentice and now Software Developer at Liip in Bern.

Deniz Tokat

From Turkey, 47 years old, now Mainframe Junior System Engineer at SIX

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