Impacting Lives by Teaching how to Code

Our program

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Over 70.5 million refugees in the world. Millions of vacant IT jobs due to digitalization. Two problems, one solution:

A coding academy for refugees


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Our purpose & impact

We believe that coding skills are a stepping stone to a new beginning and that talented people will benefit the technology sector as much as it can benefit them.

97%

of our participants get an internship

60%

of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)

Participant

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

Company

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?

We offer the program in 3 cities

Zurich

The program in Zurich started in March 2020. Applications are open for the next batch starting in September 2020.

Lausanne

The program in Lausanne started in April 2020.

Turin

The program in Turin started in January 2020.

News & Events


Culture & Skill Sharing

Every Thursday during our Bootcamp, we hold online culture and skill-sharing sessions for our community. Learn about the culture of our participants, get some IT skills and mingle.

Every Thursday, 4 - 5 PM


Graduation Ceremony - Powercoders Zürich

Powercoders Zürich 2020-1 is coming to an end. Join our online graduation ceremony and let’s celebrate together the start of a new chapter in our participants’ life with their internships.

Fri, Jun 19, 2020 10:30AM, Online - ZOOM.


Info Session (No.2)

Are you a woman or man interested in applying to our program, starting September 2020 in Zurich?

Join us and get your questions answered.

Mon, Jun 15, 2020 6:00PM, Online (Zoom).


Info Session (No.1)

Are you a woman or man interested in applying to our program, starting September 2020 in Zurich?

Join us and get your questions answered.

Wed, Jun 3, 2020 6:00PM, Online (Zoom).


Powerhouse Romandie

Powercoders just opened its first Powerhouse! Located in the heart of Lausanne, the Powerhouse aims to be an inspiring place for IT passionates where meetups, conferences, hackathons, trainings, and coworking will take place. Come and have a coffee with us and book your work place here.

Place de la Gare 10, Lausanne

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person


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Meet our alumni

Gajendran Packiyanathan

From Sri Lanka, 38 years old, now Software Engineer at Migros Aare.

Mannar Hielal

From Syria, 35 years old, apprentice at Liip in Bern.

Jamila Amini

From Afghanistan, 29 years old, now DevOps system engineer at Swisscom.

Izzatollah Amani

"Every day when I left my house, I was never sure if I will get back in the evening."

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