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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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.

Portrait of Delberin Ali

I went further and I survived. I did it.

Delberin Ali, Software Developer and Researcher at Institut für Data Science FHNW, Alumnus Powercoders

Seeing his father never give up made him the person he is today.

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.”

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.

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.

The Integration Rate Of Our Participants

93%

get an internship

60%

get a job

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