Kristiyan Valev has always been curious and eager to learn new skills. He decided to apply for the program Telerik Academy Upskill UX/UI Design, and this decision led him to his new job as UX Designer at Audience Platform. This is his inspiring 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
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.
Kalin graduated from First English Language School in Sofia and then majored in “European Studies”. At the age of 28, he was already a founder and CEO of an esports startup but realized that the lack of coding skills and experience would greatly impede his future professional development. The way forward? Kalin joined Telerik Academy Alpha, training program for software engineers and just a day after successfully completing the program, he started working at Tick42.
Tung, 24, has a degree in Finance and Accounting and work experience in data processing and accounting. Deyan is 32, proud father of two daughters and has wide experience in business process outsourcing. Both Tung and Deyan had no programming experience prior to joining Telerik Academy.
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.