We've once again teamed up with the Technical University (TU) - Sofia to create a special programme designed to provide students with further training in areas that are little covered in the university's curriculum. The programme helped us attract new talents and allowed students to gain work experience while still studying.
Trainees were either selected on the recommendation of their tutor or allocated according to their performance at the university. A DSS mentor was assigned to each participant to coach them during the programme and guide them through the final assessment. All successful trainees were given an internship certificate, some were exempted from examinations, and the best were offered jobs within the company.
Trainees were taught several technologies, including HTML5, CSS, Angular, ReactJS, NodeJS, MySQL, and SQL Server 2021. Each lecture came with homework that included theoretical questions, practical tasks and advanced assignments (requiring research outside of the given material).
In the past few months, we've had some great students come into our offices and work on challenging projects. They enhanced their problem-solving skills and expanded their technology knowledge during their time with us. We've trained people who want to become an essential part of our team and make an impact in the big data industry. Out of 7 trainees, we’ve hired 2 talented individuals who started their careers at DSS.
In addition, students had the opportunity to put their skills to the test by working on “real” projects. This programme not only helped them gain valuable experience but also gave them the opportunity to showcase their skills to potential employers. We know first-hand how difficult it can be to break into the tech industry, so we want to do everything we can to support aspiring technologists.