Impacting lives by teaching how to code

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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 mission

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 2019 program has started in September 2019. Applications are open now for our classes in 2020.

Lausanne

The 2019 program has started in September 2019. Applications are open now for our classes in 2020.

Turin

The program in Turin will start in January 2020. Applications are open now!

News & Events


Career Day Zurich

The Career Day is the day when companies have the chance to meet all our participants and select their top candidates to invite for an onsite interview.


5 May 2020, Zürich


Career Day Lausanne

The Career Day is the day when companies have the chance to meet all our participants and select their top candidates to invite for an onsite interview.

13 May 2020, CVCI (Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry), 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.

Jamila Amini

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

Mannar Hielal

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

Semhar Sium

“I was blocked, I was not getting anywhere – and then I started with Powercoders and it just opens everything."

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