Meet Maria and Vasil - two of our Telerik Academy Alpha mentors and Alpha alumni. Dive in and learn why mentorship is a key part of your path to a successful IT career.Read the story
Meet Yana and Dimitar - one couple that changed careers with Telerik Academy Alpha C#. How did their journey to a successful IT career go? Learn from their story.Read the story
Shortly after the Upskill Salesforce Commerce Cloud program, Milka started a new chapter at AIОPSGROUP. She has discovered an environment full of possibilities and a new career path. Read her story!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.
Announcing Telerik Academy as the big winner of Forbes Business Awards 2020 may have been a surprise for some. A private tech-ed academy with an annual turnover of less than BGN 2 million somehow outrun companies with thousands of employees, operating on global markets, with millions in profits? How is this possible? For the answers, read Forbes' interview with Alexandra Mechkova, Telerik Academy CEO.
96% of companies expect their operations to be on an upward trajectory in the next 12 months or less. From them, 36% are already on a growth path, and 79% expect this to happen in the next 6-12 months. These are just some of the results of the in-depth survey conducted by Telerik Academy. The aim is to outline the current state of the IT companies in Bulgaria. Read more about the findings and the “IT Hiring and Upskilling Trends in 2020“ report in Computerworld.
In May 2020, a couple of months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, DevStyleR talked to our CEO Alexandra Mechkova about how the pandemic changed the Academy and the IT sector. From the interview, you’ll learn why the IT sector remains among the least affected by the COVID-19 crisis and how it changed the hiring strategies across the entire ecosystem.
Telerik Academy won the grand prize among all categories and competing against 70+ companies across different industries – “Best Company of 2020”. The Academy took home yet another award – “Best Company of 2020 in the Education Category”. The ceremony brought together 400 people, eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners.
In an interview for DevStyleR Alexandra Mechkova, Telerik Academy CEO, talks about the importance of training and upskilling employees, and growing junior IT talents.