Helmut ZELLOTH (Austrian) holds a master degree in philosophy, psychology and pedagogy, and geography with economic focus. In the last ten years he has been working with the European Training Foundation (ETF), an agency of the European Union (EU) based in Italy, Turin. As a Senior Human Capital Development Specialist his work focuses on career guidance policies, apprenticeship and work-based learning and on vocational education and training policy. He is also leading a Community of Practice on ‘Transition from education to work’ and is a member of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN). In the field of career guidance he has co-ordinated policy reviews in 11 Candidate and Acceding Countries to the EU, in 7 Western Balkan and 10 Mediterranean countries/territories. He is author of the publication ‘In demand: Career guidance in EU neighbouring countries’ (2009) and co-editor of the book ‘Innovative Apprenticeships: Promoting successful school-to-work transitions’ (2010).

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