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

Next batch is starting on the 23 March 2020. Applications are open now.

Lausanne

Next batch is starting on the 6th April 2020. Applications are open now.

Turin

The program in Turin started in January 2020.

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, IBM Switzerland Ltd, 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


Launch Party Zurich

Our next batch starts end of March with a new group of talented participants. We are celebrating our kick off on March 20, join us and meet our new participants and the community

20 March 2020, 5.30 PM, Zürich


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. It will be a center where talented refugees & migrants, IT professionals and social entrepreneurs get together.

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person


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Meet our alumni

Jamila Amini

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

Ali Alshweiki

“Do you like the mountains? Do you like to climb?” – “I do now.”

Abdul Nawaz Bugti

From Pakistan, 27 years old, Junior Developer at Squirro in Zurich.

Gajendran Packiyanathan

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

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