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Free STEM Training Available For Young Adults

NEWPORT NEWS—The Brooks Crossing Innovations Lab (iLab) and Old Dominion University have partnered with the Peninsula Regional Educational Program and EmPower All to launch a free Job Readiness Program. From November 1 to 19. Young adults ages 18–24 can attend sessions Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm at the iLab, which is located at 550 30th Street in Newport News, to gain the training and education needed for jobs in high-demand industries.

Sessions include hands-on training, leadership development, and industry credentialing. Students will learn from industry experts and take field trips to local Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) employers. By the end of the session, participants will be prepared for STEM jobs, including:

  • App Developer
  • Programmer
  • Set Designer
  • 3D Modeler
  • Commercial Printer
  • Music Beat Maker

To learn more, interested parties can attend a free information session on October 18 at 10am at the iLab. Email brookscrossing@odu.edu or call 757-975-5306 to register or for additional information.

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