SMRT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with all five of Singapore's polytechnics on 9 September 2022 to boost the talent pipeline for SMRT's operations, services and businesses, and Singapore's rail industry. The MoU seeks to enhance workforce readiness, support lifelong learning, and employability. SMRT offers polytechnic graduates a wide range of career opportunities, from engineers and cybersecurity experts to operations, communications, and behavioural science specialists.
To strengthen the connection between classroom knowledge and industry expertise, the initiative will encourage teaching staff from all polytechnics to be attached at SMRT. At the same time, SMRT engineers will also teach at polytechnics and SMRT equipment and facilities will be made available for both student and staff training. When the opportunity arises, SMRT and polytechnic staff can work together on projects to deepen industry knowledge and expertise.