Our participants need more than technical knowledge in order to achieve the goal of a successful integration in the labour market. That’s why our program includes coaching during the internship phase. Each participant is accompanied by one volunteer Job Coach.
Our experience shows: Our participants need more than technical skills to succeed in the workplace. A job coach accompanies them during their internship and supports them to achieve their social and professional integration.
Speed-date and get matched with a coachee (from your region). Meet with them regularly during their internship, join monthly company meetings and help them achieve their goals.
What we offer
Learn and grow personally through the exchange with your coachee – someone with a wealth of experience from another culture. Gain knowledge and professional skills through the coaching workshops and professionally-led intervisions.
What we're looking for
You are well-integrated into the Swiss labor market
You like working with people of diverse backgrounds
You are available for approx. 5h/month for min. 6 months
Meet all Participants (speed dating style) and be matched by the end of the 3-month Bootcamp.
Get ready with a kickoff workshop and start meeting your Coachee, ideally once a week throughout the internship.
Join your Coachee at a company meeting every month and support them in their successful collaboration.
Exchange and get trained with regular coaching workshops and intervisions (optional, over lunch / evenings).
Support your Coachee in working out a perspective at the internship company and creating a solid base for their professional path.
“Accompanying Powercoders participants on their journeys as a job coach is a deeply rewarding experience. The icing on the cake is when the participant is offered a permanent position at the end of the internship, and has an opportunity to gain financial independence.”
Paul Janes, Job Coach
«My experience as an IT trainer with Powercoders confirms the talent that refugees and migrants bring to the table and how much they can contribute if given a chance. For myself, I get to keep my IT skills fresh, understand how students learn best, and discover other cultures and life experiences. Everyone gets a lot out of it.»
Tristan Labelle, IT Trainer
«Taking additional responsibility and giving back sth. with a value is my motivation and that’s also the reason why I am again with Powercoders. For me personally it’s a win-win, I learn about other cultures and have realized even more that the place of birth is sth to be thankful for.»
Beate-Christin Hastedt , Job Coach
Interested in accompany one of our participants?
Job Coaching registration for the spring class opens in March 2024