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Reskilling and Upskilling: How to Create a Learning Culture at Work?

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As we all know, the world of work is changing rapidly, and we need to keep up with these changes if we want to stay ahead of the game. Whether you’re a young professional just starting out or an experienced veteran, upskilling and reskilling are crucial for staying relevant and thriving in today’s economy. 

In fact, as the saying goes, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” We can’t afford to stand still in our careers, especially in this age of constant innovation and disruption. Upskilling and reskilling can be daunting tasks, especially if you’ve been doing the same job for years. It can feel like starting over like you’re back at square one.

On March 9, The Recursive and Bica held After Hours Vol.7: Reskilling and Upskilling: How to Create a Learning Culture at Work? to explore how can employees make their career future-proof. More than 50 professionals from the local IT ecosystem joined us at Campus X, and participated in the panel discussion and informal networking part which was supported by CoKitchen.

Who spoke at the event?


  • Theodor Panayotov is the founder and CEO of Coursedot, a marketplace for IT upskilling courses and one of the fastest-growing tech companies in CEE. With a network of over 3100+ IT instructors, the edtech startup is helping customers deliver training programs in the most efficient possible way. Teo is driven by the mission to help businesses upskill their talents for new realities in the tech world. 


  • Irina Lilova is Talent Success Manager at Telerik Academy. She has experience in both corporate and startup organizations in Bulgaria and the Netherlands. Over the past 6 years, she has been working in the Bulgarian IT industry. Currently, she is responsible for growing and developing the team at Telerik Academy, and for the soft skills training and student career orientation within the company’s Alpha programs for IT career start
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  • Emil Tabakov is  Senior Product Manager at Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform for higher education. Emil is the main Product Manager responsible for Guided Projects – a hands-on learning platform focused on practicing with real-world tools and producing job-relevant projects. Over 6,400 institutions use Coursera’s enterprise offering to provide job-relevant online education to their employees and communities.



Watch the highlights from the event and hurry up to register for the upcoming After Hours Vol.8: From Junior To Senior: What I Need To Get The Promotion? at WorkBetter on April 6.


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Elena is an Innovation Reporter at The Recursive, an online media dedicated to the emerging tech and startup ecosystems in Southeast Europe. She is keen on sharing the innovation stories that shape the regional ecosystem and has a great interest in fintech, IoT, and biotech startups. Elena is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Political Science at the American University in Bulgaria.