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IT Skills Programme for migrants
A better future starts here

Support the IT skills programme for migrants:

Volunteering for the programme 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

Educate

Students gain essential technology and soft skills to help them obtain better employment and study opportunities.

Motivate

Volunteers share their knowledge and expertise to encourage students to achieve their goals, and promote cultural exchange.

Provide certificates

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

25.1%

Of Swiss population are foreign nationals

227

People migrate to Switzerland daily

Up to 60%

Of the workforce in many spheres is made up of migrants

Project implementation

The programme 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.

2020

Two pilot groups

2021 and on

Two groups annually

Facts

Partner organization

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT)

Groups per year

Two groups per year

Group count

15 students per group

Help by donating
If you believe in our mission and want to make an impact, you can support the Acronis Schools Initiative