SYNC OUR SIGNALS

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Sync Our Signals is Hope Street Group’s flagship workforce initiative to strengthen America’s workforce by advancing competency-based sourcing, selection and hiring practices.

The objective of this initiative is to ensure there are clear signals between employers, individuals and intermediaries on the competencies required for success in a given career pathway.


WHY SYNC OUR SIGNALS

The jobs marketplace in this country suffers from poor signaling between employers, individuals and training providers, which has led to a skills mismatch and ineffective jobs system.

Sync Our Signals (SOS) is designed to ensure there is clear signaling on the competencies required for success in a career pathway.

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THE FIX

We organize and work together.

Hope Street Group created a movement led by stakeholders across multiple industry sectors committed to working together to update sourcing and hiring practices utilizing competency-based career pathways.

The collaborative effort across the county can make a system-wide change where:

  • Individuals have the competencies to get the jobs they want.
  • Employers hire and train based on the skills needed for the job.
  • Educators prepare individuals with the right skills to meet the employer needs.

Joining SOS will provide you with:

  • The opportunity for advancement and adoption of best practices to define skills for job success, building a pipeline for qualified job applicants and ensuring market sustainability
  • An immediate network of leading workforce agencies and employers to both share and learn findings, data and outcomes

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PROJECTS

We are currently working to make system-wide change across the industries of healthcare, manufacturing and retail. Click below to learn more.

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NEWS & UPDATES

Exciting developments are underway within the SOS Network. Read highlights below.

Hope Street Group Announces Recipients of National Retail Challenge Awards
NEWPORT BEACH, JAN. 25, 2017  — Hope Street Group is pleased to announce the five winners of the $150,000 National Retail Challenge. The organizations with winning proposals are: Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Center of Education Excellence and Talent Development, Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain, Innovate+Educate and the Youth Job Center.

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Health Careers Pathways Partner Advisory Board Releases Task Force Report
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Entry-level health care staff historically have not been well-equipped for career advancement, which may be due to a disconnect between the actual needs of health systems and the training provided by the nation’s educational system.

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Manufacturing Community of Practice Partner Arconic Launches
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 /BUSINESS WIRE/ — Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) launches today as a global leader in multi-materials innovation, precision engineering and advanced manufacturing, strongly positioned in attractive markets. The Company begins trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker “ARNC.”

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Retail Community of Practice Member Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Launches Workforce Development Board Program
CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2016 – As a next step in an effort to increase economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors in the U.S., the Walmart Foundation today announced 10 Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) across the country will receive funding from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership).

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EVENTS

The SOS Network is ripe with opportunities for engagement across the country. Explore a snapshot of these events below.


Washington, DC: The Forum 2017
Presented by the National Association of Workforce Boards
March 25-28, 2017

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Washington, DC: 2017 Manufacturing Summit
Presented by the National Association of Manufacturers
June 20-21, 2017

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Washington, DC: NRF Retail Advocates Summit 2017
Presented by the National Retail Federation
July 17, 2017

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Chicago, IL: The Close It Summit
Hosted by Innovate+Educate
September 25-27, 2017

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS

SOS members include leaders in the workforce and education from across the country. They include employers, training institutions, workforce agencies, economic development agencies, philanthropy, community-based organizations and human services agencies.

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