The Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center (BCIOC) makes STEM education services and workforce development accessible to businesses, students, and citizens. The center is a collaboration between Old Dominion University (ODU), the City of Newport News, Newport News Shipbuilding, the Newport News Economic Development Authority, and other community partners. The BCIOC is located within the Brooks Crossing Office Building off 30th Street in Newport News.
The center is comprised of two elements. The Brooks Crossing Opportunity Center (BCOC) offers a centralized resource for career awareness and development, training and employment, and support services through career fairs, hosting job interviews, and creating workshops for the community. The BCOC is a partnership between the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board, the City of Newport News, Hampton Roads Community Action Program, ODU, and other community and industry leaders. The STEM Digital Innovation and Fabrication Lab teaches skills and how to use technology for students, parents, and the community interested in learning more about technology used in fabrication and design. It is a partnership between ODU, the City of Newport News, and Newport News Shipbuilding.
The BCIOC was completed in 2019 and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on August 24 with ODU President John R. Broderick, Governor Ralph Northam, Unite States Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price, and Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin as speakers.
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