Wakefield's Production Park has confirmed it will fund university places for young people across the district.
The live events company are making an initial pledge of twenty thousand pounds per year to recruit their next generation of employees.
Practical training will be offered at Wakefield's 'Backstage Academy'.
Glen Rowe, MD of Backstage Academy, commented: "We are thrilled to receive the backing of Production Park to fund degree course places and are excited about the prospect of making a real difference to the lives of young people who perhaps wouldn't have considered higher education."
He adds, "We offer a very supportive environment at Backstage Academy and recognise people's differing abilities and needs."