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Advance Your Career at No Cost: Unlock Your Potential with Brooks Crossing Innovation & Opportunity Center’s Comprehensive Learning and Growth Programs!

Brooks Crossing Innovation & Opportunity Center (BCIOC), in partnership with The Hampton…

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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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The Brooks Crossing Innovation + Opportunity Center (BCIOC) located at 550 30th Street, Suite 101 & 102 is a distinctive hub for career development and active learning. Visitors have access to a contemporary space equipped with advanced technology and guided by knowledgeable professionals. Nestled in the heart of the Southeast Community within the Brooks Crossing shopping center. This prime location places us right next to the innovative digital shipbuilding offices of Newport News Shipbuilding, which are housed on three floors above BCIOC.

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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.