Program

Program

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Powercoders is a coding academy for refugees. We believe that in the 21st century coding skills will help you to start a new life wherever you are forced to go.

We offer a 3-month coding boot camp, followed by an internship. The ultimate goal of Powercoders is the permanent placement of trained refugees in IT-companies and IT-departments.

  • Participant

    You study 13 weeks full time and then start a 6- to 12-month internship. The program is meant for refugees and disadvantaged citizens.

    What we Expect
    • Basic knowledge in IT
    • English fluency
    • Commitment
    • Full-time availability
    What we Offer
    • Three month intensive programming course
    • Additional support for laptop, food and transportation where needed
    • Coaching Program
    • Access to an internship lasting between 6 and 12 months

    If the above mentioned information applies to you, apply to the program closest to your place of residence. Our current programs:

    Zurich

    Lausanne

    Istanbul

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  • Coach
    Our participants need more than technical knowledge in order to achieve a sustainable integration into employment.

    That’s why our program includes coaching. Each participant is accompanied by one volunteer coach.

    Details
    • you connect well to people from diverse cultures
    • you are working and are well integrated in the Swiss labour market
    • you can commit to invest time for weekly meetings with your mentee
    • you are interested in the topics of jobcoaching and mentoring. The coaching starts at the end of the programming course and last until the end of the internship.

    If you are interested in being a job coach to one of our participants, check our current programs for opportunities.

    Zurich

    Lausanne

    Istanbul

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  • Trainer
    You support our teachers as assistants.

    Teaching sessions usually take place in the mornings. In the afternoons, the participants focus on practising the things they learned in the morning. That’s where our “trainers” come in, helping them individually or in groups to get their exercises and “homework” done.

    What we are looking for
    • IT professionals who wants to support participants solving IT challenges
    • Trainers who help teaching for some days in the afternoons
    • No teaching experience needed

    If you are interested in training our participants, please check our current programs for opportunities.

    Zurich

    Lausanne

    Istanbul

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  • Company
    Our participants are highly qualified refugees and they are looking for your engagement and support.
    What we are looking for
    • IT-companies or IT departments offering a 6 to 12-month internship
    • Teams who are eager to train an intern
    • IT professionals who are interested in cultural exchange

    If you are interested in offering an internship and becoming our partner in empowering refugees, please fill in the following form and share it with other companies who can support us.

    Zurich

    Lausanne

    Istanbul

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