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Upskill
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.

Alpha
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
03/12/2021
Alexandra Mechkova, CEO of Telerik Academy, has been honored as Female Leader by Forbes DNA of Success Forum & Awards 2021

The award recognizes women who inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs. It's proof that with the visionary nature of Alexandra Mechkova, even more remarkable achievements await us! Learn more about the first edition of the Forbes DNA of Success Forum and Awards 2021.

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Business
10/11/2021
Bulgaria: The country with the highest number of women in the IT sector

"The share of women in the IT industry will continue to grow due to the growth of the sector. Expectations are for a 20% growth in the IT sector this year". Alexandra Mechkoca, CEO of Telerik Academy.

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Business
30/10/2021
Irina Lilova at the international conference of Bulgaria ON AIR "Education and Business"

During the conference, Irina Lilova, Тalent Success Specialist at Telerik Academy, shared what soft skills are and how they can be acquired. "Soft skills are a large group of skills that go by many names. Sometimes we have encountered them as essential skills, and other times as transferable skills. They enrich a specialist as he transitions through various professional roles."

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Business
21/10/2021
Interview with Alexandra Mechkova, our CEO, for the last 12 years of Telerik Academy and the next to come

Alexandra Mechkova, our CEO, shared the answers to a couple of important questions for Economy.bg. What has changed since the founding of Telerik Academy until now? What are the current needs of the IT job market in Bulgaria, and how does the educational organization respond to them? What IT professions and roles will become more in demand in our country?

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Business
24/09/2021
The Heritage of Telerik: Telerik Academy

The Voices of Success series presents people connected by Telerik, Bulgaria's most significant entrepreneurial company. Each of them was part of the company at some point in their career. Alexandra Mechkova, our CEO, is one of the guests in the series and talks about the Telerik ecosystem's strength, the Telerik Academy's goals and the challenges for a leader.

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