A number of growing career fields are facing a crisis: a shortage of educators to train a future workforce. Specifically, postsecondary training programs in trade and industrial (T&I) occupations such as welding, manufacturing, and auto repair lack enough qualified instructors to prepare students to embark on these career paths. The problem is compounded by the fact that it is difficult to lure skilled workers away from jobs in these more lucrative trades for jobs in the modestly paying field of education. To address the shortage, postsecondary training programs would do well to recruit skilled professionals from T&I fields to teach as adjunct faculty (part-time instructors). Teaching part-time would allow experienced professionals to help educate the future workforce while retaining
their positions in the private sector.
Which choice most effectively articulates a claim supported by the next sentence
of the paragraph?
B. Some skilled professionals in T&I fields teach full-time, while others teach parttime
as adjunct faculty.
C. It is incumbent upon us to commit more educational resources to develop a
trained, skilled workforce in T&I careers.
D. Therefore, high schools and postsecondary training institutions should carefully
consider how best to allocate financial resources.
modestly ['mɔdistli] adv. 谨慎地，适当地，谦虚地
adjunct ['ædʒʌŋkt] n. 附属物，附件，修饰语
particular [pə'tikjulə] adj. 特殊的，特别的，特定的，挑剔的
claim [kleim] n. 要求，要求权;主张，断言，声称;要求物
embark [im'bɑ:k] v. 乘船，着手，从事
recommendation [.rekəmen'deiʃən] n. 推荐，介绍
solution [sə'lu:ʃən] n. 解答，解决办法，溶解，溶液
allocate ['æləkeit] vt. 分派，分配，分配额
address [ə'dres] n. 住址，致词，讲话，谈吐，(处理问题的)技巧
qualified ['kwɔlifaid] adj. 有资格的，有限制的
Choice A is the best answer because it articulates a claim that is supported by the next sentence in the paragraph. The sentence in Choice A takes a particular
position recommending a solution to the problem described in the paragraph.
The subsequent sentence in the paragraph provides areas on in support of the