Axel Zafoschnig is the Vice President of IGIP and the VET Chief Inspector for Technical Colleges in Carinthia, Austria. He works for the Ministry of Education, as well as for the Regional Board of Education and for the Teacher Training University. As Head of the Department of Vocational Education and Training in the Kärnten Region, it is his task to pedagogically monitor and supervise the Technical Colleges (HTL) and to foster the implementation of new curricula, quality management initiatives and exams. As a VET expert, he is also involved in curriculum design, quality management and faculty development, as well as in the cooperation with industrial enterprises and with potential employers of HTL graduates. In the field of Engineering Pedagogy, he is a well-renowned expert with a genuine interest to exchange ideas and opinions with education experts from other countries as well as to strengthen the ties between these experts and IGIP, the International Society of Engineering Pedagogy. Axel Zafoschnig is also a member of the Austrian SICI Group (Standing International Conference of national and regional Inspectorates of education) for which he compares European education, inspection and quality assurance systems.
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