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Why SMRT Institute

SMRT’s stellar reputation in the metro world has attracted many regional transport operators looking to us for technical learning programmes and consultancy in the operations and maintenance of manned and driverless railway systems. As a result, we have had the privilege to deliver training and consultancy programmes to operators like Taipei Metro, Delhi Metro, Bangkok Metro and Palm Jumeirah Monorail.

To formalise these training activities, SMRT Institute Pte Ltd was formed and launched on 25 Nov 2009. Our accredited institution seeks to develop and deliver world-class training and education services to external customers like transport operators, educational institutions, government agencies as well as private individuals seeking to join the transport industry.

SMRT Institute’s Services
SMRT Institute is an accredited educational institution by Institute of Technical Education and Singapore Workforce Development Agency for the public transport industry.  Besides developing and delivering transport-related multi-disciplinary training programmes to individuals planning to start or advance their careers, the Institute will also be a resource centre to government agencies, transport operators, corporations and institutions looking to operate and maintain a world class transportation system, and to educational institutions intending to offer transport industry-related programmes.

We place great emphasis on delivering customers’ needs.  Through a systematic learning framework, we strive to provide our customers with training solutions that are aligned with their strategic goals and effectively delivered to generate direct and tangible impact on their business.

The Technical Specialist programmes are designed to equip customers with core and specialist competencies to maintain and operate railway business.

The Executive Leaders programmes are designed to help customers examine their distinctive strategic and managerial challenges that surround their job functions by exploring the conditions that can affect the railway business in the present and in the future.

1The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, was established as a post-secondary education institution in 1992 under the Ministry of Education of Singapore.  ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and key developer of national occupational skills certification and standards to enhance Singapore's workforce competitiveness.

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) was established in September 2003, during the post 9-11 economic downturn to help Singapore’s workforce cope through training and skills upgrading.  WDA was given a clear mission to lead, drive and champion workforce development, enhancing the employability and competitiveness of Singapore's workforce. 

Learning Approach

With a practical approach towards executive and hands-on learning, we believe that the best application towards understanding and planning comes through experiential immersion in an operating environment.
Instead of confining the learning platform to only classroom training, we use a multi-dimensional approach with emphasis on real-life applications.
A variety of delivery techniques are used.  The techniques are chosen for their relevance, impact and communication value.  The participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the topics through interactive lectures, multi-media presentations, case studies and engaging group activities.

In addition, for Executive Leaders programmes, a team of SMRT Institute experts in the relevant business disciplines provides in-depth knowledge in core business areas.   Participants will have an opportunity to test their ideas and examine the latest business with this team.


About Us

A subsidiary of SMRT Corporation, SMRT Institute (SMRTi) was established on 26 November 2009 as a training provider for the land transportation sector. The Institute draws on SMRT’s experience and expertise as a world-class multi-modal public transport operator, to provide robust training and accredited educational courses and programmes.

Our Mission:

To be a key centre of excellence in the local and global transport Industry.

Our Track Record:

Training and consultancy projects with operators, regulators & OEMs from Thailand, China, Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East.

Our Team:

We have a team of highly qualified and effective trainers who have a wealth of experience in line operations and training.

Our Programmes:

We offer accredited programmes with sound curriculum and assessments.

Our Services:

Since we started operations, we have steadily built a reputation as one of the top multi-modal transport operators in the world. For over 10 years now, SMRT has also been delivering consultancy and training services to global transport operators worldwide.

2006 – Delhi Metro: staff training on permanent-way and structure maintenance
2006 - Nanjing Metro: subway training staff training
2001 – Taiwan Transit: EMU six-yearly overhaul training
2001 – Bangkok Metro: staff attachment training in station operations, procurement, and maintenance management system

Our Recent Projects:

2010/2011 - Neo Trans, operator of Shinbundang Line, Korea – maintenance training
2010/2011 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Singapore) Pte Ltd - operations and maintenance training of the new KHI trains

Consultancy and training services by SMRT Institute are delivered by our team of over 50 qualified training professionals who possess significant operational and training experience both in technical and soft skills. Our learning and development specialists in pedagogy, delivery and administration ensure our services and programmes meet needs.