Paul Wooderson is a Chartered Engineer with 18 years’ experience in embedded systems security in the automotive and smartcard domains. He leads the Cybersecurity team as part of HORIBA MIRA’s Vehicle Resilience (VRES) department and is a nominated UK expert to the international ISO and UN working groups developing new standards and regulations for cybersecurity engineering and software updates for road vehicles. Paul also led the 5StarS consortium, which recently completed a UK government funded collaborative project to develop an assurance framework and consumer rating system for vehicle cybersecurity.
The MTI is the result of a unique collaboration led by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, and its partners, HORIBA MIRA, Coventry University, the University of Leicester, and Loughborough University. Built with £9.5m investment from the UK Government’s Growth Fund via the Leicester and Leicester Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), the MTI is a specialist facility designed specifically to train the next generation of engineers in the latest automotive technology. The MTI is helping to create specialist skills in some of the new disruptive technology areas including electrification and driverless cars.
Since it first opened its doors in 2018, the MTI has welcomed over 5,500 students and delegates. This includes over 360 studying for accredited qualifications from a Level 1 Institute of the Motor Industry certificate up to Masters’ degrees, and nearly 200 following apprenticeships at all levels.
The MTI is due to launch a new degree level engineering apprenticeship this year and has already seen more than 3,000 automotive professionals take part in professional development activities.