Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA)

Since its inception in 2011, TTA has trained a total of 400 skilled tunnelling workers for the industry. These graduates are employed at the site and have rewarding careers working at various Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line) underground project sites.

Malaysia is shifting into high gear as the nation enters a new era of economic transformation to achieve the coveted developed nation status by the year 2020. Responding to the urgent call to create high-income employments and to realise our need to create a sustainable pool of certified tunnelling workforce for the massive MRT, Mass Rapid Transit (Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line) project, we set up the world’s first tunnelling school, also known as the Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA) in record time in December 2011.

Based at its premises in Kota Kemuning, the RM10million initiative is our testament of more than a decade of capacity building in tunnelling, a process that began back in 1999 during the construction of the Penchala Tunnel till the Kaohsiung Metropolitan Mass Rapid Transit and SMART right through to the Electrified Double Track Project (Ipoh – Padang Besar) and now the MRT SBK Line.   

TTA is our answer to the needs of the mega MRT project, as well as to create a sustainable industrial technology base to nurture expertise and boost productivity in tunnel engineering, enabling local players to take on more complex tunnel construction projects in the future.

New intakes will be joining TTA as apprentices and, upon completion of their respective training courses, will progress to higher level courses resulting in a continuous stream of certified engineers, technicians, mechanics, foremen, operators and chargemen that will support the construction of MRT’s SBK Line.

There are a total of three different levels of training available - Technical, Skill and Specialist – covering 19 course modules specially designed for trainees of varying academic background. On-site facilities at TTA include an actual size tunnel boring machine cutting wheel, shotcrete mould, testing unit for annual gap filling and grouting, testing unit for foam production, erector simulator, among others.

Academic Entry Requirements

Watch your career skills develop as you gain experience through a combination of courses tailor-made according to your career aspirations and project requirements