Hardly Working: David Deming on noncognitive skills


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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of Hardly Working, a podcast hosted by AEI scholar, Brent Orrell.

Nontechnical skills — communication, creativity, and teamwork — are important to career success. Unfortunately, they often aren’t well-defined, and we have trouble “teaching” them in a classroom. David Deming of the Malcom Wiener Center on Social Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government has spent several years researching the role noncognitive and nontechnical skills play in workforce success.

On this episode of “Hardly Working,” I sat down with Deming to learn more about his career and the impact of job outcomes. He also spoke about the launch and development of the new Harvard Skills Lab and how state and local workforce agencies, training organizations, community colleges, and others can gain access to more information about what works in workforce preparation.

You can find Hardly working on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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