Updated: Nov 22, 2021
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.