The Upskill Data Analyst Lead Trainer about his work, projects and the first edition of the programRead the story
Interview with Alexandra Mechkova – CEO of Telerik Academy for Bloomberg TVRead the story
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!Read the story
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.