Brendan Goggin reminisces about his teaching career as a lecturer in Chemistry. He recalls his involvement in the early 1970s in the establishment of one of the earliest National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA) diploma courses, the Diploma in Chemical Technology. This had been an NUI qualification and its development reflected the commitment to developing the technological sector. He recalls the increased demand for places over the years and the changes to the admissions system, including those during his fifteen years as Registrar. He also discusses the planning for the developments higher education in the 1990s and its implications for Cork RTC. Other subjects discussed are the education programmes established in the early 1990s under the Euroform and NOW initiatives and supported by EU cohesion funds. He also discusses the successful campaign for the designation of Cork RTC as Cork Institute of Technology.