skills factory podcast

#33 - Breaking the mould: from school dropout to engineer


In this Skills Factory podcast, student in engineering Elimon Dingwiza shares his unique educational journey, leading us to question the relevance of formal education for today’s young people.

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Elimon attended several schools before dropping out in an attempt to satisfy his thirst for knowledge beyond standard curricula. He excelled in self-guided learning, highlighting a gap between education systems and students’ potential. He eventually enrolled in Politecnico di Torino to gain new opportunities to develop his skills.

The conversation emphasises the importance of curiosity, self-discovery, and the pursuit of one’s passions. It offers an empowering message to young people, encouraging them to explore their own interests and to break through the boundaries of current education systems.

Host: Maria Lvova Zolotarevskaya