Brooks Crossing

BCIOC

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.

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Contact Us

  1. 550 30th Street
    Suites 101 and 102
    Newport News, VA 23607

    Phone: 757-975-5316

    Hours

    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Special classes on evenings and weekends

    Innovation Lab

    Mia D. Joe, PhDc
    Director, Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab
    Old Dominion University

    Phone: 757-975-5309
    Email: mjoe@odu.edu

    Opportunity Workforce

    Lisa Wornom-Zahralddin
    City of Newport News
    Office of the City Manager

    Phone: 757-926-8732
    Email: wornom-zahralddinlp@nnva.gov

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STEM Outreach


STEM Digital Innovation and Fabrication Lab

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.
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Workforce Development


Brooks Crossing Opportunity Center

Centralized hub for customized, flexible, comprehensive, and innovative approaches to career awareness, skills development, wealth building, support services, and case management.
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