New Program for “Handy Women” called “Y Fix It”

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Certainly many of us have hired a handy-man to do some minor home repairs at one point. 

But what about handy-women?

Well a new business through the YWCA is offering home repair services with trained women doing the labor! 

Not only is “Y Fix It” giving women a passageway into a male dominated field but they’re also helping create sustainable jobs for women who are underpaid and unemployed.

“We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. People are excited to see what we’re doing and what we’re wanting to do,” said Director, Y Fix It, Garrett Weigel. “People are really excited to see women get out there. It’s not really normal to see handy-women about. It’s usually a handy-man position, that’s what you hear.”

The only requirement to be considered for this job is that applicants undergo a 12 week pre-apprenticeship program offered by Step Up For Women. 

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