IMPACTING LIVES BY TEACHING DIGITAL SKILLS2023-11-17T00:22:34+01:00

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 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.

Powercoders is an ICT job integration program for refugees and migrants.

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I want to learn more of this stuff!

Abdelrahman Alallaqi, Junior Software Developer at Adobe, Alumnus Powercoders

His breakthrough moment was when he was finally ready to be part of team meetings and handle his own projects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Integration Rate Of Our Participants

93%

get an internship

60%

get a job

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