HRRC's electrical repair course for women begins in July

2013 participants Ann McCulloh and Jacquelyn Yancey watch instructor Jim Cline wire a switch.

Some people are afraid of electricity. Past participants in Home Repair Resource Center's (HRRC) Home How-To women’s repair course, however, have found that by understanding the “mystery” of electricity, and learning how to remain safe when doing electrical work, they can be confident trying basic repairs.

Women are invited to enroll in the upcoming Electrical Repairs course module, consisting of eight workshops held on Wednesday evenings, 7–9 p.m., July 30 through Sept. 17. Participants will learn to replace switches and outlets, run wires through walls, install 3-way switches and GFCI outlets, put up ceiling fans, and more. The classes offer ample opportunity to practice using the tools and techniques required for many common electrical projects. No previous experience is required.

Regular tuition for the module is $120 for Cleveland Heights residents, and $150 for non-residents, with reduced rates for low-income participants, but a $20 early-bird discount will apply to applications received by July 2. The course emphasizes small-group instruction, and enrollment is limited to 18 women.

HRRC's Home How-To women’s repair course comprises four modules (home maintenance, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing) that can be taken in sequence or individually. Classes are held at HRRC’s Learning Center, 2520 Noble Road in Cleveland Heights. For more information, visit or call at 216-381-6100, ext. 16.

Rebecca Stager

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

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