Gabrielle Clift

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

RTO: MTA Institute

Employer: Highfields Mechanical

Gabrielle completed a Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology while working at Highfields Mechanical. Early in her career, she has already impressed many with her skills and knowledge of the industry. In 2020, she won Capricorn’s National Rising Star Award as well as MTA Institute’s Apprentice of the Year, that included the chance for 2 weeks of work experience with Triple Eight Race Engineering, which she undertook in 2022. Gabrielle impressed so much that she was asked to join the crew at the Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 500, and is now working for Triple Eight full-time.  

Gabrielle is also a member of MTA Queensland’s Auto Women Mentor Team. “Between Auto Women, Autocare, MTA Queensland, and Capricorn events, I try to be involved in as many programs as possible. I want to show everyone that vocational education and training is a genuine and engaging career option,” Gabrielle says. 

Gabrielle is excited to continue to spread the word about the benefits of working in the trade—and that there’s more than just being a “grease monkey.” Gabriella says that “There is so much more to the automotive industry than meets the eye, and we are constantly evolving.”