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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.
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.
"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.
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."
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?
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.