Pat Kelleher (b. 1939) (part 2)
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Pat Kelleher (b. 1939) (part 2)


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This recording with Pat Kelleher focuses on his time as Director of CIT from 1988 to 2004. He recalls his early days teaching at the Crawford Institute beginning in November 1963, and the development of new aspects of technical education for the Diploma in Chemical Technology. This diploma was a forerunner to recent developments in the links between UCC and CIT He speaks about his time as Head of the Chemistry Department when Paddy Parfery was CEO of the City of Cork VEC. He describes Paddy as an austere and brilliant man with a great sense of strategy. He speaks of his own contribution to the training of students at a time when the Celtic Tiger was creating huge demand for qualified employees in the workforce. It is most interesting to hear him talk about his new focusses in retirement.

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Cork Institute of Technology


128 kbps

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48 hours

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A driving force in education

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe