Simon Harris was in Athlone today to announce the plans.
A multi million euro investment in education facilities in the midlands is only the beginning of what's to come according to the Minister for Further and Higher Education.
Simon Harris is in Athlone today to announce plans to develop a 1,000 square metre further education and training centre.
He says the new space will allow expansion of the number of courses provided in the town.
Minister Harris says there's more to come from the government for the midlands: