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The admission to Telerik Academy Alpha Java is now open for online application. The program is 6 months long and starts in November. Everyone can prepare for the exam by using our free materials or by taking similar courses with a focus on programming fundamentals.
Telerik Academy connects established software companies and rapidly developing startups with top tech talent that has graduated from Telerik Academy Alpha - our professional program training junior software engineers.
At 20, Kiril Peyanski graduated from Telerik Academy and started his first job as a programmer. He decided to spend enough time and choose the company that would best fit him. So, after several job interviews he finally picked Progress and is now part of the Kendo UI for React team.
George Mateev moved from his home town Pleven to Sofia in order to study “Computer Science” in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In his first year at the university, he joined Telerik Academy’s professional program for software engineers to combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice and landed his first job as a software developer even before graduating from the Academy.
While studying “Computer Science” at university, Victor Metodiev decided to join Telerik Academy. His aim was to broaden and build on top of his programming skills and to kick-start a career as a software engineer. His efforts paid off soon. Only a week after graduating from Telerik Academy, Viktor started working as a full-stack developer in the Bulgarian software company Grafixoft.
97% of the Telerik Academy Alpha graduates today live and work in Bulgaria. Nearly 70% start working in IT in less than 2 months from their studies’ end, followed soon after by the rest.
Ivan Parvanov, developer and Telerik Academy alumni: “I graduated from Telerik Academy two months ago. Within the first week I received 3 job offers with the help of the Academy. By the end of the second week, I had already signed a contract. The difference between the Academy and universities in general is that practice is core to all training programs at Telerik Academy.”
Telerik Academy’s new programming course aims to address the great need for talent in the tech sector. This is a 6-month course on Java – one of the most popular programming languages in the world. According Telerik Academy, 97% of their alumni work in the IT industry and 70% jumpstart their careers within just 2 months of graduation.
Since Telerik Academy’s launch eight years ago to-date around 12,000 people have been trained onsite. More than 45,000 have used the Academy’s online resources (including 3,800 video lessons with close to 6 million views). Telerik Academy’s results are impressive.
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.