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Grooming the next digital builders

We prepare school students to be bold inventors. Launch and advance successful careers. Connect leading companies with talent to power businesses.

10 years of paving the way in tech education

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Pioneer in tech-ed

The first large private initiative for IT education in Bulgaria.

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For ages 6-66

Students, young job seekers and working professionals – we got you covered.

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Expansive geo coverage

65 locations, 15 cities and growing.

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Learner success

Innovative teaching coupled with world-class education.

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Partner to all

Working with all companies in need of talent - from multinationals and unicorns to local stars.

51,000
learners
100%
of graduates
work in tech
97%
live in Bulgaria
60%
earn higher
than IT average

Inspiring passion for learning.
Changing lives and businesses.

Telerik Academy is creating a society of life-long learners. It teaches a mindset that is not only of great help when solving complex problems, but also serves as a wonderful motivator to constantly be hunting for and adopting new skills and information.

Vasil_DininskiVasil Dininski
Web Developer
at Amazon Development Center
(class of 2013)

The time and effort I put into Telerik Academy are among my best investments so far. There is no other tech-ed organization in Bulgaria like the Academy. These are not only my words. I know a lot of expats who came back to Bulgaria and people who quit their jobs or put their university studies on hold to be able to fully dedicate themselves to Telerik Academy.

Kalin Kostov
Kalin Kostov
Junior Software Engineer
at Tick42
(class of 2017)

Some of my best junior software engineers at Uber and Skyscanner come from Telerik Academy. It is always a pleasure to work with their alumni!

Alexander_Popov Alexander Popov
Site Engineering Lead
at Uber

We partner with Telerik Academy because we know their graduates have gone through an extremely demanding program—with high training standards and practice—and have proven themselves to be true technology ninjas.

Ivan_Russev Ivan Rusev
Head of Software
at Experian

Telerik Academy changed my life. At the age of 20, I was already independent and working my dream job! Without the knowledge and experience I gained at Telerik Academy, I wouldn’t have had such a flying start.

kiril peyanski Kiril Peyanski
Software Engineer
at Progress
(class of 2017)

Telerik Academy has become a valuable partner for us thanks to its years of experience in training IT talent in Bulgaria. Through our collaboration we connect with students who have in-depth knowledge, high potential, and motivation for building a career in the IT industry.

Svetoslav TorbovSvetoslav Torbov
Head of Development
at Paysafe

After 10 years of scrutinizing and perfecting its craft it’s no wonder Telerik Academy is the leader in technical education. We are honored to have 15 alumni at Tick42 who are continuously getting unsolicited praise from our clients, and we’ll most definitely continue partnering closely with Telerik Academy.

Stoyan DamovStoyan Damov
Co-Founder
Tick42

From day one at Telerik Academy Alpha I knew I’ve had made the right choice. The trainers are 100% dedicated to providing students with the best possible education and preparing them to meet and exceed the expectations of their future employers.

Rusi RusevRusi Rusev
Junior Front-End Developer
at Gtmhub
(class of 2018)

    Fueling the growth of giants

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    What we’re up to

    Harvard graduate joins Telerik Academy Alpha to jumpstart successful career in IT

    Jan 16, 2019, 09:54 AM by Ina Dobrilova
    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.

    Ivan Ivanov

    A few years after graduating from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, Ivan decided to pursue a film directing career and got accepted at the German Film Academy in Berlin. His dream came true in 2015, when he became an Assistant Director for a German-Bulgarian co-production that gained widespread recognition internationally.

    When returning to Bulgaria for the film shoot, Ivan chose to stay. But after several jobs in the film industry, he realized he needed to pursue a steadier occupation - this time in IT. He had already had multiple touchpoints with the industry–working as a Technical Assistant and a Business Analyst Consultant to support himself during his studies abroad—but no real-world programming skills. So, he joined Telerik Academy Alpha to bring his personal story to a happy end.

    Mastering the hard and soft skills IT companies seek

    In just 6 months at Telerik Academy Alpha, Ivan managed to go all the way from zero experience to Master Junior Talent. He believes that instrumental in his training were the Data Structures and Algorithms courses and the soft skills trainings, which covered topics such as: teamwork and communication, self-management under time constraints, goal setting and gaining interview skills.

    “Participating in Telerik Academy Alpha was a great investment. It not only helped me attain the knowledge and experience needed to start a career, but it also taught me how to continuously expand my skillset. It also helped me develop a broader plan for my future in IT.”

    He also values strongly the opportunity to connect with Telerik Academy’s partners. Our partner network currently consists of over 40 of the leading tech companies in Bulgaria and it keeps growing.

     “By meeting Telerik Academy’s partners, I gained a more detailed view on the job market in Bulgaria and learned more about the relevant technologies. During one of these partner activities I was pleased to learn more about Software AG - my future employer.“

    Contributing to a real-world customer project right from the start

    Ivan is now a Junior Consultant, Business & IT Transform, at Software AG. The team he is part of works on a project for Schwarz Gruppe - the company owning Lidl and Kaufland. Software AG’s developers (consultants) are responsible for the migration of the business processes’ management and design platform - ARIS.

    “Providing high-quality services is crucial because our project encompasses more than 11,000 Lidl and Kaufland stores worldwide. What excites me the most, is the ability to work with my colleagues (almost all of them located in Saarbrücken, Germany), communicate with them in German on a daily basis and contribute to a project with substantial market impact.”

    When asked why he chose to join the ranks of the company, Ivan shared:

    “Software AG stands out from other tech companies in many ways. It has great clients: Lufthansa, LIDL, Coca Cola, Airbus, to name a few. The newest technologies get quickly integrated either through acquisitions of new companies or through SAG’s own development endeavors. I am also happy to work among top experts in a friendly atmosphere with many social events, great parties and flexible-working hours. Last but not least, the company nurtures self-improvement by providing great resources such as the Corporate University program, recently dubbed the best of its kind worldwide.”

    Advice to the new students

    • “Pay attention to the soft skills trainings in the program. It definitely pays off when working in a professional team where human interaction is vital. You cannot gain knowledge and grow as a developer unless you communicate with others.
    • Not everything is on Stack Overflow. In some cases, your colleague is the only person on the planet who knows the answer to your question.
    • Learn more about software testing both automated and manual and the philosophy behind it.  
    • Learn Javascript. It is everywhere and has more applications than you can imagine.
    • Be ready to adapt and stay open to challenges. Eat healthy food and sleep well.”

    Ready to start creating your own success? Join the next Telerik Academy Alpha program.

     

    Harvard graduate joins Telerik Academy Alpha to jumpstart successful career in IT

    Jan 16, 2019, 09:54 AM by Ina Dobrilova
    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.

    Ivan Ivanov

    A few years after graduating from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, Ivan decided to pursue a film directing career and got accepted at the German Film Academy in Berlin. His dream came true in 2015, when he became an Assistant Director for a German-Bulgarian co-production that gained widespread recognition internationally.

    When returning to Bulgaria for the film shoot, Ivan chose to stay. But after several jobs in the film industry, he realized he needed to pursue a steadier occupation - this time in IT. He had already had multiple touchpoints with the industry–working as a Technical Assistant and a Business Analyst Consultant to support himself during his studies abroad—but no real-world programming skills. So, he joined Telerik Academy Alpha to bring his personal story to a happy end.

    Mastering the hard and soft skills IT companies seek

    In just 6 months at Telerik Academy Alpha, Ivan managed to go all the way from zero experience to Master Junior Talent. He believes that instrumental in his training were the Data Structures and Algorithms courses and the soft skills trainings, which covered topics such as: teamwork and communication, self-management under time constraints, goal setting and gaining interview skills.

    “Participating in Telerik Academy Alpha was a great investment. It not only helped me attain the knowledge and experience needed to start a career, but it also taught me how to continuously expand my skillset. It also helped me develop a broader plan for my future in IT.”

    He also values strongly the opportunity to connect with Telerik Academy’s partners. Our partner network currently consists of over 40 of the leading tech companies in Bulgaria and it keeps growing.

     “By meeting Telerik Academy’s partners, I gained a more detailed view on the job market in Bulgaria and learned more about the relevant technologies. During one of these partner activities I was pleased to learn more about Software AG - my future employer.“

    Contributing to a real-world customer project right from the start

    Ivan is now a Junior Consultant, Business & IT Transform, at Software AG. The team he is part of works on a project for Schwarz Gruppe - the company owning Lidl and Kaufland. Software AG’s developers (consultants) are responsible for the migration of the business processes’ management and design platform - ARIS.

    “Providing high-quality services is crucial because our project encompasses more than 11,000 Lidl and Kaufland stores worldwide. What excites me the most, is the ability to work with my colleagues (almost all of them located in Saarbrücken, Germany), communicate with them in German on a daily basis and contribute to a project with substantial market impact.”

    When asked why he chose to join the ranks of the company, Ivan shared:

    “Software AG stands out from other tech companies in many ways. It has great clients: Lufthansa, LIDL, Coca Cola, Airbus, to name a few. The newest technologies get quickly integrated either through acquisitions of new companies or through SAG’s own development endeavors. I am also happy to work among top experts in a friendly atmosphere with many social events, great parties and flexible-working hours. Last but not least, the company nurtures self-improvement by providing great resources such as the Corporate University program, recently dubbed the best of its kind worldwide.”

    Advice to the new students

    • “Pay attention to the soft skills trainings in the program. It definitely pays off when working in a professional team where human interaction is vital. You cannot gain knowledge and grow as a developer unless you communicate with others.
    • Not everything is on Stack Overflow. In some cases, your colleague is the only person on the planet who knows the answer to your question.
    • Learn more about software testing both automated and manual and the philosophy behind it.  
    • Learn Javascript. It is everywhere and has more applications than you can imagine.
    • Be ready to adapt and stay open to challenges. Eat healthy food and sleep well.”

    Ready to start creating your own success? Join the next Telerik Academy Alpha program.

     

    Harvard graduate joins Telerik Academy Alpha to jumpstart successful career in IT

    Jan 16, 2019, 09:54 AM by Ina Dobrilova
    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.

    Ivan Ivanov

    A few years after graduating from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, Ivan decided to pursue a film directing career and got accepted at the German Film Academy in Berlin. His dream came true in 2015, when he became an Assistant Director for a German-Bulgarian co-production that gained widespread recognition internationally.

    When returning to Bulgaria for the film shoot, Ivan chose to stay. But after several jobs in the film industry, he realized he needed to pursue a steadier occupation - this time in IT. He had already had multiple touchpoints with the industry–working as a Technical Assistant and a Business Analyst Consultant to support himself during his studies abroad—but no real-world programming skills. So, he joined Telerik Academy Alpha to bring his personal story to a happy end.

    Mastering the hard and soft skills IT companies seek

    In just 6 months at Telerik Academy Alpha, Ivan managed to go all the way from zero experience to Master Junior Talent. He believes that instrumental in his training were the Data Structures and Algorithms courses and the soft skills trainings, which covered topics such as: teamwork and communication, self-management under time constraints, goal setting and gaining interview skills.

    “Participating in Telerik Academy Alpha was a great investment. It not only helped me attain the knowledge and experience needed to start a career, but it also taught me how to continuously expand my skillset. It also helped me develop a broader plan for my future in IT.”

    He also values strongly the opportunity to connect with Telerik Academy’s partners. Our partner network currently consists of over 40 of the leading tech companies in Bulgaria and it keeps growing.

     “By meeting Telerik Academy’s partners, I gained a more detailed view on the job market in Bulgaria and learned more about the relevant technologies. During one of these partner activities I was pleased to learn more about Software AG - my future employer.“

    Contributing to a real-world customer project right from the start

    Ivan is now a Junior Consultant, Business & IT Transform, at Software AG. The team he is part of works on a project for Schwarz Gruppe - the company owning Lidl and Kaufland. Software AG’s developers (consultants) are responsible for the migration of the business processes’ management and design platform - ARIS.

    “Providing high-quality services is crucial because our project encompasses more than 11,000 Lidl and Kaufland stores worldwide. What excites me the most, is the ability to work with my colleagues (almost all of them located in Saarbrücken, Germany), communicate with them in German on a daily basis and contribute to a project with substantial market impact.”

    When asked why he chose to join the ranks of the company, Ivan shared:

    “Software AG stands out from other tech companies in many ways. It has great clients: Lufthansa, LIDL, Coca Cola, Airbus, to name a few. The newest technologies get quickly integrated either through acquisitions of new companies or through SAG’s own development endeavors. I am also happy to work among top experts in a friendly atmosphere with many social events, great parties and flexible-working hours. Last but not least, the company nurtures self-improvement by providing great resources such as the Corporate University program, recently dubbed the best of its kind worldwide.”

    Advice to the new students

    • “Pay attention to the soft skills trainings in the program. It definitely pays off when working in a professional team where human interaction is vital. You cannot gain knowledge and grow as a developer unless you communicate with others.
    • Not everything is on Stack Overflow. In some cases, your colleague is the only person on the planet who knows the answer to your question.
    • Learn more about software testing both automated and manual and the philosophy behind it.  
    • Learn Javascript. It is everywhere and has more applications than you can imagine.
    • Be ready to adapt and stay open to challenges. Eat healthy food and sleep well.”

    Ready to start creating your own success? Join the next Telerik Academy Alpha program.

     

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    In just a decade we’ve touched the lives of 115,000+ kids and professionals in Bulgaria. Many of them have made their first steps in programming and launched a successful career in IT thanks to Telerik Academy. Our graduates power the teams of hundreds of organizations, big and small, local and global. We are a partner to all – students and companies. Their success is our success. Simple as that.

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