Support the IT skills program for migrants:
Volunteering for the program and sharing your expertise
Employing graduates of the course or providing internships
Donating laptops for students’ personal use at home
Supporting the project with a monetary contribution
What we are doing
Students gain essential technology and soft skills to help them obtain better employment and study opportunities.
Volunteers share their knowledge and expertise to encourage students to achieve their goals, and promote cultural exchange.
At the end of the training, students earn certificates that enable them to pursue a socially, economically and culturally autonomous life and work
Why we are doing this
Of Swiss population are foreign nationals
People migrate to Switzerland daily
Up to 60%
Of the workforce in many spheres is made up of migrants
The program is designed to support adults who moved to Switzerland from communities all over the world in search of better living conditions. It provides them with IT skills necessary for employment and daily life in modern society. The project also includes a series of soft skill master-classes, during which volunteers from Acronis and our partner organization the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) will share their own experience in good presentation-making, effective learning, and job interview best practices.
The two pilot groups of 21 students in total finished their intense 5-week training on August 7, 2020. Their families, friends, tutors and local authorities joined the students for a small graduation ceremony to share this meaningful moment with them and wished success in their future endeavors.
Two pilot groups
Two groups annually
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT)
Two groups per year
15 students per group