TV celebrity Richard Whiteley is appearing at the Galpharm Stadium on Monday at a celebration staged by the regional development agency.
Richard will be the master of ceremonies at the event, held to mark the success of a project to improve people's English and maths.
The agency's Basic Skills Tutor Traineeship Programme has led to the creation of 53 tutors, employed by colleges in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Richard was selected to host the occasion because of his strong association with words and numbers in his role as presenter of the TV show Countdown.
Two hundred guests have been invited to the lunchtime function.
Margaret Cobb, a learning programmes manager from the Learning and Skills Council for Yorkshire and the Humber said: "This event is an opportunity to thank the wide range of people who have contributed or been involved in the success of this innovative and pioneering project, particularly the contribution made by Huddersfield University and the School of Education and Professional Development and Bradford College."
Helen Thomson, head of inclusion and skills for Yorkshire Forward said: "We are delighted with the level of interest shown in this project. A lack of basic skills can be a real barrier to people achieving their true potential.
"Yorkshire Forward's intervention has paved the way for hundreds of people within the region to change their lives."