# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician II Task 1242371355

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify new trends in the nail technology industry.

Definition

Identification includes naming the most recent developments in nail technology styles and methods. Sources for new trends include
  • vendor contacts
  • trade publications
  • conferences and trade shows
  • online nail technician chat groups
  • web searches
  • professional organizations, such as Cosmetology Educators of America, National Cosmetology Association, Virginia State Beauty School Association, and others
  • continuing education through vendor-provided courses and community colleges.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why should nail technicians continue to engage in professional training throughout their careers?
  • What are some consequences of focusing too much on new trends?
  • How can the nail technician or salon owner use new trends to attract business?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.