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At Brooks Crossing, we bridge the gap between individuals and the power of technology through diverse classes and programs, empowering every community member to unlock their potential. Discover your passions in technology and creativity within our Innovation Lab, or find guidance and resources for career advancement in our Opportunity Center. Together, we’re building a brighter future for our community.

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Latest Past Events

Augmented Reality Welding Workshop

Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab 550 30th St., Newport News

Brooks Crossing Innovation & Opportunity Center presents Augmented Reality Welding Workshop. Augmented Reality Welding is an innovative technology that combines real-world welding processes with virtual elements, enhancing the learning experience […]

8th Annual STEM Symposium and College Career Fair

Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton

Envision a future in STEM? Make Plans to attend this FREE event and explore STEM studies and related career and educational options! The workshop fosters critical thinking, inspires a passion […]

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Get Your Start at Brooks Crossing Innovation + Opportunity Center

The Brooks Crossing Innovation + Opportunity Center (BCIOC) is a unique career and active learning center offering opportunities for visitors in a modern facility of state-of-the-art equipment and experienced professionals. Conveniently located at 550 30th Street, Suite 101 & 102, within the Southeast Community at the Brooks Crossing shopping center, BCIOC operates on the first floor of a new, four-story office building adjacent to Newport News Shipbuilding’s digital shipbuilding offices on the upper floors.

Two Labs, Endless Opportunities

Innovation Lab

Opportunity Center

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Our goal is to empower people of all ages build the futures they want. From classes to certifications to hands-on experience and training in exciting careers, Brooks Crossing wants to help you develop and use your skills and creativity to strengthen your own life and our community.

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The Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center (BCIOC) is a new facility in the Southeast Community of Newport News, open to all, offering training and job seeking opportunities. The result of collaboration between Newport News Shipbuilding, Old Dominion University and the City of Newport News, BCIOC brings together shipyard workers, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Outreach and Workforce Development. The STEM Digital Innovation & Fabrication Lab is an instructional hub for STEM learning driven by team building and collaboration allowing opportunities for students and people of all ages, abilities, and disciplines to learn by designing creative solutions to real-world problems. It is the first and only lab of its kind in Virginia. The Brooks Crossing Opportunity Center is a centralized hub for customized, flexible, comprehensive, and innovative approaches to career awareness, skills development, wealth building, support services, and case management.