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26/02/2024

Meet Pavlin Mavrodiev: Your Expert Guide to Success in Data Analytics

The Upskill Data Analyst Lead Trainer about his work, projects and the first edition of the program

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Business
06/02/2024

Current state of the IT Industry in Bulgaria – Telerik Academy’s Perspective

Interview with Alexandra Mechkova – CEO of Telerik Academy for Bloomberg TV

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Alpha
21/12/2023

The moment you decided you need a change: Alpha QA stories

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!

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Other stories

Alpha
16/05/2019
Coventry University graduate chose Telerik Academy to switch careers

Valentin graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Sports Therapy, eager to make a positive impact. After starting his practice, he realized, however, this was not his true calling. So, Valentin decided to make a total career change, which brought him to Telerik Academy. He successfully completed the Alpha JavaScript program and shortly after that kickstarted his IT career at Tick42.

Alpha
11/04/2019
Becoming an in-demand software developer and jumpstarting a career

Aged 21 and studying at university, Krasimir Etov decided to join Telerik Academy Alpha .NET to attain the coding and soft skills companies demand and land his first job in IT. Less than a month after graduating from the program, he jumpstarted his career as a Junior Software Developer at Fourth – a leading provider of cloud-based forecasting and cost control software for the hospitality industry and a Telerik Academy partner.

Alpha
21/01/2019
Equipped with everything needed to kickstart a career in IT

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.

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16/01/2019
Harvard graduate joins Telerik Academy Alpha to jumpstart successful career in IT

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.

Alpha
13/12/2018
Universal programming skills that make switching technologies easy

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.

Alpha
13/11/2018
Making a leap from construction to the IT industry ​

Rusi Rusev graduated from Telerik Academy Alpha with JavaScript in May and shortly after that kickstarted his first IT career as Junior Front-End Developer at Gtmhub. His university education and professional experience, however, were in an entirely different field. Rusi has a master’s degree in “Structural Engineering” and worked in the construction industry for a while. When he felt the need for a change, he turned to Telerik Academy to successfully switch careers.

In the media

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Business
28/01/2020
Telerik Academy - The big winner of Forbes Business Awards 2020

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.

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Business
02/01/2020
Bulgaria attracts leading global IT companies with top talent

In an interview for DevStyleR Alexandra Mechkova, Telerik Academy CEO, talks about the importance of training and upskilling employees, and growing junior IT talents.

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Business
09/07/2019
Bulgaria ranks first in female ICT specialists among the EU countries

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.

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Business
23/02/2019
The transformation of Telerik Academy

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.

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Business
30/08/2018
The new future of the building in Mladost

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.

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