Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson says the North West Regional College (NWRC) can play a major role in the regeneration of Derry.
Ms. Anderson was speaking after meeting with the recently appointed new head of NWRC, Leo Murphy.
She said: “I met with NWRC principal Leo Murphy and Bridgetia Kelly from the College’s business support centre today to discuss plans to develop the college.
“It was a positive meeting and we discussed the exciting developments planned for the college in the future, including closer co-operation with the University of Ulster at Magee.
“Education can play a major role in the regeneration of Derry and the wider north west.
“I am committed to supporting educational institutions for all levels of learners with courses tailored to meet the demands of a changing modern economy.”
Ms. Anderson believes increased co-operation between the North West Regional College and Magee will create additional opportunities for young people in business and the creative industries.
“Huge possibilities exist in Europe to support and develop our further and higher education sectors,” she said.
“I will continue to work to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for young people and the local economy.”
The College’s three main campuses in Derry, Limavady, and Strabane boast modern and industry-standard learning environments, at which more than 20,000 students achieve their personal educational goals, through full and part-time study every year.