Thank you for teaching that class, I was going to register for it, but had a conflict because of a prior obligation as a volunteer at another non-profit organization.
We do have a number of things that are awkward in the classroom. We have tried to have workarounds as we are able.
There is a box of power strips on the shelf under the workbench/table/desk in the classroom. There have been classes where 18 (at least) soldering irons were plugged in simultaneously, (but blew the breaker if all turned on). Usually the desks need to be arranged specifically to accommodate the power cord difficulties.
There are probably twice as many outlets in the ceiling as we are using, but the pull down cords are not inexpensive. My superficial search just now did not find any suitable ones for less than about $35 each. Power strips are much more cost effective.
I appreciate you teaching the class and look forward to taking it when you offer it again.