Leadership

Rick Bouillon

Rick Bouillon

Associate Vice President, Workforce & Economic Development

Responsibilities:

Strategic workforce planning and education for your career or business.

Rick leads a talented group of workforce professionals that will assess and assist your team with technical, leadership, soft skills needs or create custom training solutions. Companies in any industry can grow and prosper through comprehensive workforce training and educational offerings.

He started the Division of Workforce & Economic Development at SLCC in 2015 after serving as the Dean of Technical Specialties. Rick has been with the College since 1999 in roles that have been focused on enhancing area businesses, governmental entities and community outreach. “Collaboration is the on-ramp to innovation!”

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Jenni Abbott, Ed.D

Jenni Abbott, Ed.D

Assistant Vice President, Workforce Training & Continuing Education

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities: Program development and evaluation; participant outcomes; strategic planning and continuous improvement for individual careers and industry needs.

Jenni leads a professional team in developing and delivering dozens of noncredit and credit programs that prepare Salt Lake community members for high demand jobs. The WTE team works closely with industry experts to design relevant training, helping individuals of all ages prepare for new careers or upskill for advancement.

Jenni comes from California with more than a decade of community college experience in strategic planning, research, and innovative workforce program development. She is passionate about educational collaboration with community and industry partners. Her expertise in sharing labor market information has helped clarify exploration and program choices, as students gain a better understanding of high demand/high wage careers.

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Diana Guetschow

Diana Guetschow

Director, Workforce Training & Education

Responsibilities:

Uncover skill gaps in your workforce and develop training programs designed to enhance employee skills.

Diana leads a team of workforce professionals that deliver custom training to fit your company’s needs, fill skill gaps and improve the quality of your organization. Her team utilizes the Custom Fit Training program, funded by the State of Utah, to potentially help defray the cost of training and build out custom training to address your company’s needs.

She also matches companies and individuals with learning options designed to close identified skill gaps in the workforce. Her focus is to work with industries to solve training needs through a variety of custom training options and public training courses.

Diana started with SLCC Workforce in October 2017. Prior to joining SLCC she spent years in higher education developing solutions for skill training and talent development. Diana was a partner/business owner for many years and brings a unique understanding of the training needs of organizations.

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Roger Thom

Roger Thom

Manager, Workforce Marketing & Outreach

Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities:

Overall brand strategy
Marketing campaigns
Art direction
Website architecture
Digital marketing
Liaison to Institutional Marketing and Communications (IMC)
Event management
Project management
Community Outreach
Editing
Copywriting