Brendan Goggin began his teaching in the Crawford Municipal Technical Institute in 1970. Following a short period in Athlone RTC during its start-up year, he returned to a full-time position in the Crawford in 1971. In this recording he provides an overview of the developing technological sector of education in the early 1970s, the role of the VEC and the planning for the new Cork RTC building. He recalls the establishment of new courses and the increased interest by students in courses in the sector. He discusses the constraints on developing degree courses in the RTCs during the 1970s and the eventual changes in national policy at the end of the decade. He recalls aspects of the early days of the RTC, including his memories of attending the official opening of the College by Taoiseach Jack Lynch on December 31st 1977. Brendan has witnessed many changes in education during his career, which he discusses in the course of this initial recording.