Thomas Cloete

Staff profile

Thomas Cloete


Academic Lead - Student

Teaching area



Thomas is from Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand in 2007.

He received his diesel technician trade certificate from the South African Naval Base and his teaching certification from Western Cape College of Education.

Thomas worked at Bobcat South Africa for ten years as a diesel technician.

He changed careers in New Zealand and worked as an Automotive/Technology Teacher at James Cook High School for six and a half years.

For the past ten years, he has worked as an automotive lecturer at MIT.

Education is his passion and drives a strong desire to improve quality and serve others through constant progress in all spheres.

Why I love MIT

Great institution to work for.

The interaction among the students and staff.

The satisfaction it brings when helping students to improve their life by assisting them with employment and other challenges life presents.

Exciting futures (visions and improvements).

Mutual respect among staff and students.

The opportunity to further studies and ongoing professional development.

Why come to MIT?

We care about our students and you will be looked after.

Great courses to study.

We will assist you with employment.