After 12 years in Marketing and Sales, Stanimir decided it was time for a change. He graduated from Telerik Academy Alpha Java in May. Less than 2 months later he started working as a Java Developer. This is his story.Read the story
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Today we meet Ivan Rachev, who dropped out of university to pursue a career as a programmer. Only half a month after graduating from Telerik Academy, he landed his dream job in IT.
Today we meet Pavel who shares his experience with the Academy, which helped him find his dream job as a Software Developer and transform his life. Prior to joining the program, Pavel had neither coding education, nor experience in the field.
Kiril eagerly shares Telerik Academy helped him gain extensive tech knowledge and hands-on experience. Also, he emphasizes on the importance of building powerful relationships with Telerik Academy’s partnering companies. Last but not least, Kiril highly appreciates the interview preparation trainings, which were included in the program.
Pavel attended the Technical University in Sofia for two years. Following his interests, he dropped from university and joined the first Telerik Academy Alpha cohort. Shortly after completing the program, Pavel jumpstarted his IT career at Grafixoft.
Zvezdy has studied Informatics at the University of Plovdiv and worked as a front-end designer with HTML/CSS for about 5 years before joining the Academy to upgrade her skills and boost her career. After graduating from Telerik Academy Alpha, she joined the ranks of Accenture, where she works as a front-end developer.
For 10 years now, we’ve been helping people to jumpstart promising careers in IT and change their lives. We called on our alumni to share their stories and how Telerik Academy impacted them. Today we meet Dimitar. From a non-technical guy stuck in an unsatisfactory structural engineering career to becoming a successful software developer, Dimitar’s story is nothing less than inspirational.
After leaving Progress in the end of 2016, Telerik’s four founders – Boyko Iaramov, Vassil Terziev, Svetozar Georgiev and Hristo Kosev, spun off the tech-ed organization they created in 2009 – Telerik Academy – into an independent company. Their idea is to transform the project into a self-sustaining business, grooming talent for all companies in the IT ecosystem, as well as to continue to train children and high school students for free. These plans include the current building.
Three years after Telerik co-founders Svetozar Georgiev and Vassil Terziev graced the cover of Forbes Magazine Bulgaria for the first time, Vassil Terziev is back on the cover of the prestigious business monthly.
There is more behind the avalanche-kind of success than just a good business model and a few smart ideas. You feel this the moment you enter the company's headquarters in Sofia's "Mladost" suburb. "In spite of being in the lime light, for us everyone working for the organization is a hero,” says Terziev.
In Bulgaria, where demand for qualified IT specialists is now outstripping the available supply, Telerik promotes itself as the only company in the country that offers free training courses. In 2009, it set up an academy for software engineers. So far 510 have enrolled — though not all stay the course — and the annual intake is rising. This year about 1,000 started the program, of whom Telerik plans to hire about 150.