Closer cross-border collaboration in education

Maeve McLaughlin MLA. (0404MM10)

Maeve McLaughlin MLA. (0404MM10)

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Learning Minister Stephen Farry’s assertions of closer cross-border working among further education providers in Derry and Donegal has been welcomed.

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Maeve McLaughlhad asked what measures were being taken to improve further and higher education collaboration in the North West in a question submitted to the Minister .

Ms McLaughlin said: “I welcome the Minister’s answer in which he as informed me that he has been activity pursuing the promotion of cross-border collaboration and that his department has held a number of meetings with the Letterkenny Institute of Technology in the context of improving such collaborations.

“The Minister has told me that within the Northwest region that this partnership is demonstrated between the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector in the Northwest region, including the University of Ulster, Letterkenny IT, Ilex and the Northwest Regional college to examine the issues constraining the growth of the sector in the North West and to look at how these can be best addressed through a collaborative approach.”