Ashley Downey

Ashley Downey

Job Ready Manager

Youth Services

317.684.2218

Biography

Describe your job.
Providing community organizations with the curriculum and connections needed to deliver employability skills training to their participants through a Indy Chamber certified badging system and ensuring that participants possess the skills necessary to meet the needs of Indy’s growing economy.

What do you love about Indy?
It is truly a pleasure to experience Indy as a microcosm of the world, with diverse cultural populations and tight-knit communities. Indy has the opportunities of a larger populace with the comfort of Midwest hospitality.

What is the most important trait for job-seekers to have?
The desire and attitude to grow. Skills can be perfected over time, but if a job seeker does not see value in their own growth, they limit their own opportunities.

A little more about Ashley…
I love to “upcycle” old furniture. Without realizing it, the creativity of re-imagining and re-creating the form and function of a piece can keep me entertained for hours!