Trade Training Centre
St Ives High School is fortunate enough to house a Trade Training Centre for Vocational Education and Training of Hospitality Students, built in conjunction with the Sir Eric Woodward School and Distant Education Network which began with a grant in 2009.
The project occurred in two stages and has resulted in some of the highest quality hospitality training environments in the state. The first stage of the upgrade provided the opportunity to update the existing food technology kitchens in A block. This resulted in a fully equipped commercial kitchen adjoining a fully functional interactive demonstration facility and NSW's only "Connected Kitchen".
Stage 2 of the project centred around the construction of an additional purpose built commercial kitchen building containing a café service area. The area outside the facility has outdoor seating, and functions both as a dining area and covered outdoor classroom.
The A block kitchen reopened in 2011 and the new building was completed a year later in 2012. In 2015 both kitchens are now well established and St Ives HS now delivers VET Hospitality courses to stage 5 and stage 6 students.