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.
How our Program Works
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.”
«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.»
«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.»
When I have an opportunity to learn something new, I get curious and want to learn more, and I ask questions.
Deniz Tokat, Mainframe Junior System Engineer at SIX
When he came to Switzerland three years ago, he first tried to find a job in Mathematics or as a teacher, but it was very difficult because of language problems.