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Vinz Koller

Vinz Koller

Co-Project Director

Vinz_Koller@spra.com

Mr. Koller, Social Policy Research Associate’s Senior Strategist for Capacity Building, is a national expert on U.S. career education and workforce policy and a thought leader in adapting a European dual professional education system for the U.S. As a Swiss-American dual national, he has deep understanding of the Swiss and the U.S. systems.  Through project work for the U.S. Department of Labor, Education and Housing and Urban Development, he has also developed particular expertise in developing career pathway and apprenticeship programs, and improving reentry programs for ex-offenders in education and workforce development. Mr. Koller is project director of the Apprenticeship Inclusion Model (AIM) project and the Policy Development Center of the U.S. DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Both projects are identifying policy options for state and local governments to improve career opportunities for people with disabilities. He has also been supporting career education reform efforts in California through California’s Apprenticeship Initiative and other state-based and regional innovation projects.