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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Abdullah Bilen

If you want something with all your heart, you can definitely do it and be successful.

Abdullah Bilen, E-Commerce Manager at Beldona

Abdullah always loved computers and technology. Working at Beldona as E-Commerce Manager he made his dream come true, by never giving up.

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.

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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