New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Job skills cited in area survey
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Fourth in a series
Employees from 92 area businesses returned 1.828 surveys to the New Braunfels Committee on Higher Education and San Antonio College research team.
They were split evenly between male and female. About 60 percent w ere Caucasian, and about 30 percent were Hispanic.
A large majority said classes in New Braunfels w ould help them pursue higher education goals. Most — about two-thirds — said evenings would be the best time for classes.
Cost, nearness to home, and courses offered were all important factors in deciding to enroll in a course in New Braunfels.
Employees responded that they would look for help mcstly in financial aid. career planning, and study skills, in that order Most employees had higher education goals that were job related. Forty-seven percent would take classes to improve job skills. About a third would enroll in higher education classes to get a better job.
The employees polled had varying academic goals — closely split between four-year degrees, earning a certificate. earning a two-year degree and achieving or maintaining a license More employees were interested in computer courses than any other type. The next four, in order of popularity. were English, math, history , management and foreign language.
The numbers interested in college courses and technical vocational courses were fairly even — 36 percent for college and 29 percent for vocational courses. Professional development courses were preferred by 23 percent of the employees.
The employees w ere asked to pnontize the on-the-job training they needed Computer courses came in first, with 391 respondents rating them first or second priority. Business or management came in second and communication courses came in third.
The New Braunfels Committee for Higher Education and San .Antonio College polled area senior citizens to see w hat they wanted in local higher education options.
Marvin Tnesch. resident of Eden Home in New Bnunfels, passed away Friday. Aug. 25, 1995 at Eden Home at the age of 85. He was bom Jan. 11, 1910 in New Braunfels to Albert and Ida (Pen-shorn) Tnesch. A former resident of San Antonio, he has been a New Braunfels resident for 7 years. He was retired from Vogel Belt Manufactunng in San Antonio and was a member and deacon at Baptist Temple in San Antonio. Dunng WW11 he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Survivors include a brother, Edgar Tnesch, of New Braunfels; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hilmar (Char-
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The majonty of respondents said they could better pursue higher education goals if college level courses and other vocational training were offered in New Braunfels.
Only 44 seniors returned surveys, however, so their results could not be considered a representative sample.
(The series on the .Yew Braunfels Committee on Higher Education/San Antonio College needs assessment concludes tomorrow with an overview of all the results.)
Rent-a-car business adds new locations in NB area
Advantage Rent-A-Car has added three new locations to its regional roster—one each in San Marcos, New Braunfels and Seguin.
The three locations were all former Budget rental offices and bring to 81 die number of Advantage locations nationwide.
“This rounds wit our service along the San Antonio-Austin corridor,*’ said Mark Walker, chief operating officer of Advantage.
Advantage acquired die rights to the three locations from Seguin Motor Company, owner of the former Budget franchises. Eddie Temple will manage the three locations.
Advantage Rent-A-Car, based in San Antonio, is the largest independently owned car rental company in the Southwest, serving the western U.S. for more than 30 years with 81 locations throughout Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Washington and Mexico.
Advantage serves the commercial leisure and replacement rental car markets throughout the Southwest.
lotte) Tnesch, of New Braunfels; two nieces, Frances Ross and husband Morrill, of San Antonio, and Grace Preyer and husband Alton, of Marion; two nephews, Kenneth Tnesch and wife Betty, and Randolph “Porky” Tnesch, all of New Braunfels; numerous great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1995 at IO a.m. at Baptist Temple, 901 E. Drexel, San Antonio with the Rev. Mark Newton officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will be from 8 a m to 9 p m. on Tues
day, Aug. 29 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Temple or to Eden Home.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Mr. Virgil A. Schievelbein, of Seguin, passed away Monday, Aug. 28,1995 at his residence at the age of 65. Funeral services will be held at IO a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1995 at the First Baptist Church in Seguin. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home.
Goetz Funeral Home
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