HRRC offers electrical classes for women starting in August

Women in HRRC's 2012 electrical module learn electrical safety from retired electrician Jim Cline.

For many people, the prospect of working with electricity is just plain scary. The instructors for Home Repair Resource Center’s (HRRC) Home How-To for Women repair course take the time to explain how to remain safe when doing electrical repairs.

Cleveland Heights homeowner Mary Cushing, who enrolled in the module last year, said that all the classes were helpful. “I learned a lot in every class. I’m no longer fearful of doing easy electrical work myself,” said Cushing.

The upcoming Electrical Repairs module will consist of eight workshops, held from 7–9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings from Aug. 7 through Oct. 2.

Participants will learn to replace switches and outlets, run new circuits, troubleshoot electrical problems, install ceiling fans and more. They will have ample opportunity to practice using the tools and techniques involved in many common electrical repairs. Absolutely no previous experience is required.

The cost of the module is $120 for Cleveland Heights residents and $150 for nonresidents. Reduced tuition rates are offered for low-income participants. Because the course emphasizes small-group instruction, enrollment in each module is limited to 18 women.

The four modules in HRRC's Home How-To for Women course (home maintenance, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing) can be taken in sequence or individually. For more information, visit or call Becky Stager at 216-381-6100, ext. 16.

Rebecca Stager

Becky Stager has been HRRC's education coordinator since 1989. Visit or call 216-381-6100 for more information on programs and services.

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