Bucks Adds 2nd Home Improvement Course for Women Amid Popular Demand
Beth Allen, licensed contractor and founder of DIY HipChicks, returns Wed. nights April 25 – May 23 at Newtown
After the first class filled up quickly, Bucks County Community College is offering a second unique DIY Home Improvement & Empowerment for Women course from April 25 to May 23 at the Newtown Campus.
“Since 90% of women will live alone at some point in their lives, this course will help you learn how to live independently and not rely on a handyman,” said instructor Beth Allen, a licensed contractor, interior designer and founder of DIY HIPChicks. “You’ll learn to operate basic hand and power tools, as well as the basics of electric, plumbing, carpentry, painting, tiling and hanging items on the wall.”
Allen, who is also an author, motivational speaker, and host of a new TV show, “Hip Chicks Flip,” is determined to show that home-improvement projects are no longer a male’s domain. Her goal is to teach women the DIY skills they need to be smart, capable and confident homeowners. Learn more about the instructor at her website, www.bethallendiy.com.
DIY Home Improvement & Empowerment for Women was first offered by the college’s Continuing Education Office in March, but due to demand, a second course was added. The course meets from 7 to 9 p.m. over five Wednesday evenings, April 25 to May 23, at the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa. The fee is $119. To register (course number RCEGN-6966-C02), visit www.bucks.edu/con-ed or call 215-968-8409.