Powercoders believes in promoting equal opportunities for diverse talents in the IT industry.
We train women and men of diverse backgrounds to fulfil their potential in a digital future.
We offer a 13 week full-time coding bootcamp followed by a 6 to 12-month internship. Our goal is to support our candidates to get a permanent job in IT departments and IT companies.
The program ist fully funded and free of charge for the selected participants.
Our program is for you if:
Our program is for candidates of diverse backgrounds who are facing barriers to enter the IT job market. The majority of our seats are reserved for people with a refugee status.
We encourage women to apply for our program. Our aim is that women make one third of our participants. (Reasons: Diversity helps teams. And companies are looking for female talents.)
It’s an advantage (but not required) if additionally:
100 hours: Participants are asked to commit to paying forward (volunteering) 100 hours of their time for people and organisations who benefit from their support.
Next Generation Fund: Participants commit to paying forward a scholarship for a future participant once they are in a comfortable financial situation through Powercoders.
Applications for programs in 2020 are now closed. Sign up now to be informed when we accept applications for our spring batches 2021.
For social workers: download the factsheet
In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to keep practicing your coding and language skills. We recommend the following (free) resources:
Learn digital skills
Prepare your CV
As part of your application, we expect a well written and presentable CV.
CV instructions & example (by University of Zurich)
Give the opportunity to your kids to discover technologies!
CAMP #1 «Les robots et moi», for kids between 8–12 years old: 12–16.10.2020
CAMP #2 «Sur les pas d’un développeur», for teenagers between 13–17 years old: 19–23.10.2020
FREE for refugee families or families at social welfare.