The Upskill Data Analyst Lead Trainer about his work, projects and the first edition of the programRead the story
Interview with Alexandra Mechkova – CEO of Telerik Academy for Bloomberg TVRead the story
Discover the inspiring career change journeys of two people, paving the way to a brighter future. Dive into their stories, find inspiration, and take the leap into the IT sector as a QA engineer!Read the story
Until 5 years ago, Svetla Ivanova’s educational and professional background had been entirely in the finance sector. After deciding to switch careers, she went from a finance expert to a software developer with the help of Telerik Academy. Shortly after graduating from our professional program for master junior talent, Svetla joined Bede Gaming and has been part of their software engineering team ever since.
An alumnus of the Harvard University and the German Film Academy in Berlin, Ivan Ivanov had a film directing career. When he decided to come back to Bulgaria, however, he realized he needed to pursue a more steady occupation. With previous experience in tech but no real-world programming skills, Ivan joined Telerik Academy Alpha to bring his personal story to a happy end.
Our partners from Leanplum more than doubled their Bulgarian team last year and plan on keeping the growth for 2019. To learn more about the company, its goals and culture, we sat and talked with Vassil Yordanov, Senior Product Designer at Leanplum.
Georgi Georgiev was studying Informatics and Cybersecurity in Saarbrücken, Germany, when he first heard of the then brand new 6-month program for a successful career start in IT - Telerik Academy Alpha. Eager to pursue a career in Bulgaria – it didn’t take long for Georgi to put his academic studies on hold, came back to Bulgaria and apply to Telerik Academy Alpha. Immediately after graduating it, he landed his dream job at Tick42.
According to the latest BASSCOM annual study of the Bulgarian software industry, the number of employees in it has increased with 15% compared to last year. This makes for a staggering 3,563 new jobs in the hottest sector in the country. At the same time, just 12,9% of all students are pursuing STEАM degrees. Does this mean the gap between companies’ needs and professionals available on the market will keep widening even further? It doesn’t have to.
"Telerik Academy has doubled its programs, learners and revenue for the last 5 years. It is due to an increasing interest in starting a career in the IT industry, but the growth is also controlled to be in line with the real needs of the market. We believe in quality, not quantity, which is why we believe that the stabilization stage in which the job market of the IT industry is at the moment is more sustainable in the long term." - Alexandra Mechkova - CEO of Telerik Academy.
In episode 9 of the Radiotochka 2 podcast, Petar Raykov, Technical Training Manager at Telerik Academy, shares more about how to switch to an IT career.
What are the HR leaders in Bulgaria reading? Economy.bg asked this question to HR professionals in leading companies in Bulgaria. The answers were also shared by Irina Lilova - Talent Success Manager at Telerik Academy.
"We set ourselves quite ambitious goals. One of them is to be among the 3 largest private academies in the world in 10 years and to be able to cover 30% of the market," Alexandra Mechkova, CEO of Telerik Academy.
We are happy that Telerik Academy and our programs have been recognized in an international competition that aims to recognize organizations, initiatives and individuals that have a positive impact on the future of Europe.