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.
More than 30% of all ICT specialists in Bulgaria are women, according to Eurostat. This is the story of two of them - Maria and Iskra. They changed their careers and joined the IT industry with the help of Telerik Academy. “For the last 10 years, there is a clear upward trend for more women joining and graduating our Academy,” shared our CEO Alexandra Mechkova for BTV.
In 2017 Telerik Academy spun off from Telerik into an independent tech-ed organization and a true partner to all IT companies. As a result, the Academy went through changes. Learn more about how Telerik Academy helps people jumpstart their IT careers with a laser-sight focus on practical trainings, soft skills, and mentorship in this insightful interview with our CEO Alexandra Mechkova for Bloomberg TV.
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.
There is more behind the avalanche-kind of success than just a good business model and a few smart ideas. You feel this the moment you enter the company's headquarters in Sofia's "Mladost" suburb. "In spite of being in the lime light, for us everyone working for the organization is a hero,” says Terziev.