Monthly Archives: December 2015

Training Proposal

Wilsonville, OR 97070




December 21, 2015



Peter and Ariel Lamka, CEO

Tan Republic



Dear Mr. and Ms. Lamka:


To ensure a wonderful experience for your guests, I am pleased to propose a two-week training course to educate your brand new staff to become qualified and familiar with Tan Republic procedures. The two-week course will prove to be an enjoyable and educational experience and I look forward to assisting Tan Republic with new employees.




Congratuations on operating a well-functioning company. I know that you plan to provide well-prepared and professional service to your guests. As Tan Republic increases the number of emloyees in the south, the need for well-trained and qualified staff grows greater. The tanning business culture is unique in comparision to the traditional retail business style. I am proud to deliver a detailed crash course in tanning business culture for your new staff. I promise that my two-week program will (a) be educational and informative, (b) improve professional speech, etiquette, and professionalism as monitered by a well-trained Trainer, (c) include practice rounds and mock scenarios so your staff will be comfortable in real-life situations, and (d) be enjoyable.


Proposed Plan


I have experience in creating and leading training programs from several educational opportunities presented through Clark College in Vancouver, WA and Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. I present the following proposal:


Trainers. The most radical component of my training proposal is arguably the idea of having specific employees who are trained as Trainers. I would love the opportunity to teach Trainers about training. The term petagogy is appropriate here as I would be teaching about teaching.


Job Shadowing. For optimum understanding, I would suggest that new employees spend time job shadowing a Tan Republic Trainer. The Trainer can offer insight and provide the necessary educational experiences for new employees.


Mock Scenarios. Trainers will provide many real-life situations in a mock setting, providing time for new employees to practice their new roles. New employees will be given a salon tour and lotions sales pitch script to memorize and rehearse. After the two-week training period, new employees will have the ultimate mock scenario test with you, the owner, as they practice their salon tours and lotion sales pitch.




With your approval, this is the schedule that I have developed for new Tan Republic employee training (dates are flexible and can be adapted to any days):


Jan. 4:

Hour 1: Introduction to Tan Republic and job shadowing

Hour 2: Presentation of salon tour and lotions sales pitch

Hour 3: Trainees given time to memorize and rehearse script

Hour 4: Questions and concerns addressed by Trainer


Jan. 6:

Hour 1: Trainees given time to memorize script

Hour 2: Mock scenario: Trainees rehearse script

Hour 3: Job shadowing

Hour 4: Mock scenario: Trainees rehearse a typical hour at a salon with Trainer


Jan. 8:

Hour 1: Mock scenario: Trainees rehearse script

Hour 2: Introduction to Tan Republic operations

Hour 3: Discussion of operations

Hour 4: Mock scenerio: operations


Jan. 11:

Hour 1: Mock scenario: Trainees rehearse script

Hour 2: Job shadowing

Hour 3: Introduction to gmail procedures

Hour 4: Mock scenerio: create mock emails for the office and Joseph


Jan. 13:

Hour 1: Trainees given time to memorize script

Hour 2: Discussion of presentation and job shadow

Hour 3: Mock scenerio: Trainees rehearse script

Hour 4: Mock scenario: angry guest and courtesy tans


Jan. 15:

Hour 1: Trainees rehearse script with you, the owner





Hours              My Rate                      Total

20                    $11/ hr.                        $220




My services are a perfect match for Tan Republic and your employees will be more comfortable with Tan Republic business styles as a result of training. I have already taken the inititive to prepare all the presentations and curriculum needed for any number of new staff. Once you have authorized this plan, we can discuss this training course in detail. If you’re comfortable with proceeding with a new training program, please let me know as I would love to help with the future of Tan Republic’s new employees!




Siarra Nielsen, staff member


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Photojournalism Final

I created a photo story that shows the life of my husband, a student engineer. My pictures are in a specific order and they start by showing my husband as a student and employee first. As this project developed, I noticed little things about my husband’s day to day life that I hadn’t noticed before. I began to see little acts of love… from using my homemade ceramics that I crafted as a child to celebrating the accomplishments of our friends over dinners. Even though Jesse may spend the majority of his time enthralled in his work, I’m still a part of it. And as you can see, he is a part of my work too.

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Jesse Nielsen, student engineer, can be seen through the reflection of his equipment on Nov. 29, 2015. Nielsen spends countless hours in school and at Intel where he works in a lab.

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Nielsen calls for his wife to follow him on an adventure as he moves from one engineering class to another. He enjoys being followed around for pictures.

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As you can see from the mud on his boots and the level of difficulty of the book in his hands, Nielsen works hard. He uses the outside light to help him stay awake while he studies during the day.

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As the newest Intel employee, set to start Jan. 4, 2016, Nielsen looks toward the future toward the light.

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Oregon Tech’s Wilsonville, OR satellite campus offers many educational opportunities to its students, including Nielsen.

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Nielsen contemplates possible meanings to difficult text as he studies Laser Electronics around midnight on a school night.

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Nielsen has many resources available at his disposal when he enters his Oregon Tech classroom in Wilsonville, OR. Featured here are cords and electronics used to assemble various devices.

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Nielsen works in his stocking feet when he is in the comfort of his own home. This image shows how his life is bursting to spill over into his work.

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On the evening of Nov. 30 2015, Nielsen relaxes at home with his black lab puppy Gotham, who is dressed up for the Christmas season.

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A final image to show Nielsen as a regular guy who plays video games at home. Even when he’s relaxing, he’s working with electronics. This picture also shows that Nielsen values family and love.