The last 12 months were one hell of a ride, and all of you are the reason for that: you, the superhumans around us.Read the story
If you've been thinking of making a career change and joining the IT sector, there is no better time than now. Just like Raya Minkova and Dimitar Petrov did. Learn more about their life-changing journey toward an IT career and how Alpha Java helped them do this!Read the story
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.
It took Georgi Manchev just 2 weeks to land his dream job in IT after graduating from Telerik Academy Alpha. But he hasn’t always been on the right track to a promising tech career. Prior to joining the program, Georgi worked as a waiter and bartender and had no coding experience at all. During the intensive 6-month training, he was equipped with the knowledge and skills companies look for and joined Experian as a Junior Software Engineer.
Our network of partners continues to grow - joining the ranks are Bede Gaming, a leading supplier of gaming software, Fourth, a leader in cloud-based forecasting and cost control software for the hospitality industry, and Gtmhub, a goal management and employee experience solution provider that earlier this year closed a €1.2M seed round. Also, ICB, a Bulgarian software and consulting company, are continuing their partnership with us and together with Bede Gaming will provide real-world projects to our .NET students.
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.