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The amount of time it takes for most of a worker's occupational knowledge and skills to become obsolete has been declining because of the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT). Given the rate at which AMT is currently being introduced in manufacturing, the average worker's old skills become obsolete and new skills are required within as little as five years.

Which of the following plans, if feasible, would allow a company to prepare most effectively for the rapid obsolescence of skills described above?

(A) The company will develop a program to offer selected employees the opportunity to receive training six years after they were originally hired.
(B) The company will increase its investment in AMT every year for a period of at least five years.
(C) The company will periodically survey its employees to determine how the introduction of AMT has affected them.
(D) Before the introduction of AMT, the company will institute an educational program to inform its employees of the probable consequences of the introduction of AMT.
(E) The company will ensure that it can offer its employees any training necessary for meeting their job requirements.
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03 Dec 2006, 18:03
Before preparing its employees, the company has to see whether it has the requisite in house facilities / knowledge to train all employees. If not they need to either hire skilled employees from market esle upgrade training programs to support AMT.

I would go with E
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03 Dec 2006, 18:03
E makes the most sense, that is the only way workers will be prepared for changes necessary in their skill set.
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04 Dec 2006, 22:22
E too
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05 Dec 2006, 22:11
one more E
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14 Dec 2006, 17:23
E, this is from OG 11th Edition
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17 Dec 2006, 10:45
E too...
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A. Providing training only to selected employees and only after their skills have already become
obsolete is not likely to be an effective response.
B. This plan only accelerates the problem and does not address the employees' skills.
C. Periodic surveys may provide information to employers butwill notbe enough to prevent
employees' skills from becoming obsolete.
D. Having knowledge of the consequences does not prevent those consequences; employees' skills
will still become obsolete.
E. Correct. This would ensure that all employees have the most current occupational knowledge
and skills needed for their jobs
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14 Jul 2013, 10:01
Yeah E is correct?? this question is somewat simple

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25 Sep 2013, 13:29
Is it really a 700 difficulty level?
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15 Oct 2013, 17:17
I choose E. E is the obvious answer
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03 Jul 2015, 05:19
ayushi wrote:
The amount of time it takes for most of a workerâ€™s occupational knowledge and skills to become obsolete has been declining because of the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT). Given the rate at which AMT is currently being introduced in manufacturing, the average workerâ€™s old skills become obsolete and new skills are required within as little as five years.
Which of the following plans, if feasible, would allow a company to prepare most effectively for the rapid obsolescence of skills described above?
(A) The company will develop a program to offer selected employees the opportunity to receive training six years after they were originally hired.
(B) The company will increase its investment in AMT every year for a period of at least five years.
(C) The company will periodically survey its employees to determine how the introduction of AMT has affected them.
(D) Before the introduction of AMT, the company will institute an educational program to inform its employees of the probable consequences of the introduction of AMT.
(E) The company will ensure that it can offer its employees any training necessary for meeting their job requirements.

As per the passage , the answer choice should help company to enable its employees in providing advanced training .
It should actually fill the gap between skills of workers becoming obsolete and company efforts in to train workers within five years.

Answer choice A does not fill the gap as it exceeds the time frame "to receive training six years after"
Answer Choice B - does not provide link between company and worker
Answer Choice C- Irrelevant - as this does not help company
Answer Choice D - Same as C
Answer Choice E - Best choice

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02 Mar 2016, 12:12
What is the category of this question? MP, Strengthen, Evaluate?
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11 May 2016, 18:33
Before reading answers, i thought "education program", and here are two answers that are in a related subject. Problem with A is this, if AMT is introduced and new skills are needed every 5 years to maintain employment, that means that if a person is hired during year 4 of AMT, and given new skills at year 6 of employment, that means they will see two cycles of outdated knowledge before they even get a class. So A cannot be answer. It must be an as needed educational response. Hope this helps!
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05 Oct 2016, 07:09
This is a question that tests POE solely.
We arrive at the OA not because we feel it is right answer but we dislike all other choices.

1. worker's knowledge and skills has been declining to become obsolete because of the some technology (AMT).
2. hence, the average worker's old skills become obsolete and new skills are required within as little as five years.

Which of the following plans, if feasible, would allow a company to prepare most effectively for the rapid obsolescence of skills described above?

(A) The company will develop a program to offer selected employees the opportunity to receive training six years after they were originally hired...............what about skills which get obsoleted by 5 yrs? not a good plan

(B) The company will increase its investment in AMT every year for a period of at least five years..........can we ensure the skillupdation just by investment. NO

(C) The company will periodically survey its employees to determine how the introduction of AMT has affected them..........survey will help us study but does not change the situation.

(D) Before the introduction of AMT, the company will institute an educational program to inform its employees of the probable consequences of the introduction of AMT...............what about after 5 years?

(E) The company will ensure that it can offer its employees any training necessary for meeting their job requirements...........so called perfect plan just like our 5 year plans.
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ayushi wrote:
The amount of time it takes for most of a worker's occupational knowledge and skills to become obsolete has been declining because of the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT). Given the rate at which AMT is currently being introduced in manufacturing, the average worker's old skills become obsolete and new skills are required within as little as five years.

Which of the following plans, if feasible, would allow a company to prepare most effectively for the rapid obsolescence of skills described above?

(A) The company will develop a program to offer selected employees the opportunity to receive training six years after they were originally hired.
(B) The company will increase its investment in AMT every year for a period of at least five years.
(C) The company will periodically survey its employees to determine how the introduction of AMT has affected them.
(D) Before the introduction of AMT, the company will institute an educational program to inform its employees of the probable consequences of the introduction of AMT.
(E) The company will ensure that it can offer its employees any training necessary for meeting their job requirements.

A: 6 years would be too late - X
B: This will make obsolescence occur faster - X
C: Survey's won't prepare the company for decreasing skills - X
D: Again, employees' knowledge of consequences will not do anything to prepare company - X
E: This is the only answer that makes sense to me - Training before they are obsolete will help to prepare and keep the employees productive - Correct
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