Description: Episode #64 OBD: Feb-66 TRT: 60 min Description #1: A report, filmed at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, on the problems and accomplishments of the Job Corps. (Source: NET Jan-June 1966 Semi-Annual Report) Description #2: This program focuses on one of the Job Corps centers – Camp Kilmer, New Jersey – exploring its methods and objectives in training 1,250 young Americans and reporting on its problems, successes, and failures. Located 27 miles southwest of New York City, Camp Kilmer was the training site for soldiers of two world wars and housed refugees of the 1952 Hungarian revolution. It is now an outpost in America’s War on Poverty. The Kilmer Job Corps Center opened its doors to the first corpsmen in February 1965 after the federal government awarded an $11.5 million contract to the Federal Electric Corporation to establish and operate the Center. This program outlines the role of the government and its intervention in shaping youth outside the community and outside the family. The program points out that the Office of Economic Opportunity officially has recognized this type of education as a business and, as a result has not given contracts to educational institutions, but has awarded them almost exclusively to large corporations such as Federal Electric Corporation, a service associate of International Telephone & Telegraph. Among those interviewed in this program are the Corpsmen themselves who describe why they came to Camp Kilmer and their reaction to it. They also discuss the curriculum, recreation, and discipline surrounding camp life and what they expect to do when they return to their homes. James Ketchersid, director of industrial relations for F.E.C., heads up the personnel at Camp Kilmer. A native of Mankato, Minneapolis, Mr. Ketchersid evaluates the Center’s work in the year it has been in existence and is interviewed along with other members of his staff, including R. Richard Johnson, Deputy Director; Henry C. LaParo, manager of educational, vocational, and avocational services; Myles H. Goldberg, manager of enrollee evaluation and processing; and Donald Kurth, manager of social environment and development. The program further explores some of the controversies surrounding Camp Kilmer that came to light after F.E.C. subcontracted with Rutgers, the State University (New Jersey) to provide guidance and consultation. Leading professors from Rutgers are interviewed and express their opinions regarding some of the shortcomings they feel exist and Camp Kilmer. AT ISSUE #64 – THE JOB CORPS is a 1966 National Educational Television production. Executive producer: Alvin H. Perlmutter Producer-Writer: John O’Toole Director: James Elson
Keywords: women's rights
Enter a name for the new bin:
Select the bin you'd like to add the clip to:
Note! If you are looking to share this with an Historic Films researcher, click here instead.
Enter the security code you see below:
Oops! Please note the following issues: