Wakefield is getting a new 'Technical hub', which could create up to 150 new apprenticeships.
'The Plex'-On Margaret Street-is aiming to support creative and digital businesses in the district.
Graham Howarth, from 'Wakefield Business Centres', thinks it is a big step forward, and hopes it will help to keep skilled workers in the district. He said: "What we want to do is make Wakefield somewhere with a high skill profile, where we can really take on some of our bigger cities.
"We have suffered from the drain effect where we nurture skills over here as we have talent coming from colleges and universities around the district, but then we lose them to Leeds and surrounding cities."