Ashley Downey | EmployIndy
Ashley Downey

Ashley Downey

Associate Director, Learning & Technical Assistance

Ecosystem Advancement



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!