Welcome from Executive Director
Welcome to the website of Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center, an adult academic and workforce development center that connects students to their future. The Center provides skills based career and technical training in Allied Health and other areas, while also preparing students for employment and higher education.
BEOC’s mission is the same as when it was founded in 1966 – to provide access and opportunity to New York State residents, and to create an educated and well- trained workforce. We continue to fulfill that mission, delivering 21st century training to the community.
BEOC is the place to be if you wish to improve your academic preparation, have dropped out of school, are currently unemployed or under-employed, and are seeking new employment opportunities. Through its tuition-free programs, funded by New York State, BEOC has transformed the lives of thousands of students, providing them with the tools to support their families and contribute to their local communities. BEOC can do the same for you too, placing you on your career pathway.
In partnership with its sponsoring agency, the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development of the State University of New York, BEOC’s administration is dedicated to providing a quality experience for our students. Faculty and staff members at BEOC are committed, welcoming, and supportive of our students. They are experienced in adult education and new technology.
BEOC partners with employers to place our students in internships and jobs. We also partner with our administering college, New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, where many of our graduates continue their education.
To ensure that our students have all the opportunities to succeed, BEOC provides academic and career advisement, tutoring, learning supports, and student life activities, including field trips. There are many educational, social and fun activities to help our students develop.
I encourage you to browse through this website and view a snapshot of BEOC. Let us take you from where you are to where you want to be!
Jacinth Hanson, Ed.D.