Indigo News

These posts are press releases and news items from Indigo Education Company.

Participate in the Modernization of the National Career Clusters Framework!

We are thrilled to announce that Indigo Education Company and WestEd, in partnership with Advance CTE, are teaming up to lead the initiative in modernizing the National Career Clusters Framework. This framework serves as a blueprint for states nationwide, guiding Career Technical Education (CTE) programs for high school students and adult reskilling initiatives. Over 11 million students participate in CTE programs each year!

As we embark on this transformative journey, we invite you to share this opportunity to be an integral part of the process with industry partners in your network. Diverse insights and perspectives from people in the field are vital in ensuring that every sector is fully represented.

Together, let’s forge a path toward modernization and excellence in career development!

Nominate key industry players to participate in sector-specific Industry Advisory Groups by filling out this form. Give others the opportunity to shape the direction of the National Career Clusters Framework and contribute to the future of career pathways by sharing the nomination form, open until Friday, June 9th, with your networks.

Partnership: Batesville

Indigo Education Company is glad to have the opportunity to work with Batesville High School to empower Indiana’s future workforce with self-awareness.

“Using a small group of student leaders, a special education classroom, and a cohort of volunteers from among our BHS staff, we saw measurable benefits. Students felt they were more self-aware and therefore could navigate difficult situations with more confidence, and teachers developed greater capacity for supporting students.”

VETS – Beyond the Uniform Partnership

Indigo is proud to announce our partnership with VETS – Beyond the Uniform. VETS – Beyond the Uniform are using the Indigo survey and report as the foundation for the transformation opportunity and experience they are providing to veterans, a group we have an immense amount of respect for.

VETS – Beyond the Uniform, also known as Veterans Educational Transformation Solutions – Beyond The Uniform, is a coaching, mentoring, and training program developed by military veterans with the specific mission of helping other veterans make a successful journey from military service into careers in the civilian workforce. They also provide coaching and mentoring for employers who want to design and implement successful veteran hiring and retention programs.

If you want to learn more about their work, you can visit their website or email them directly

VETS – Beyond The Uniform Foundation is an IRS Approved 501(C)(3) Nonprofit

Podcast: Changing Careers in the COVID-19 Era

Indigo CEO Sheri Smith discusses career transitions with Ken Amundson of The BizWest Podcast. In this episode, Sheri gives a breakdown of how COVID-19 has impacted unemployment rates in the United States. While the overall employment rate is drastically low, Sheri’s optimism runs high. Tech jobs are becoming more accessible and available than ever before and IndigoPathway can help people find the right career. Listen to the episode linked below and learn how Indigo can help individuals measure their strengths, motivators, and more to discover a new, brighter career path.

Listen here!

Podcast: The Value of Self-Discovery

Sheri Smith, CEO of Indigo Education Company, guest stars on episode 6 of the educational podcast The CAPS Network with Corey Mohn. In this episode, Sheri talks about the value of Self-Discovery and how it shapes the students who undergo self-discovery. CAPS, or the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) programs are nationally recognized, innovative high school programs made to equip students for real-world problems by mentoring students using career professionals, giving them tools from their industry, and providing them with college and high school credit.

Listen here!

Blue Valley CAPS works in and around the Blue Valley School district. Blue Valley CAPS students are some of the most creative and competent students in the nation. According to the Indigo data, Blue Valley CAPS students are almost an entire standard deviation higher in creativity and futuristic thinking compared to other Indigo students. These students also rank higher than the average in every soft skill category. The Blue Valley CAPS program’s success has spread across the nation as other schools implement their own CAPS program, leading to the creation of the CAPS Network. For more information on the CAPS Network, visit them at

Podcast: More than a Degree: The Student TriMetrix Assessment

In this episode of the Wake Up Eager Workforce podcast, Indigo CEO Sheri Smith spends some time talking about personal growth with host Suzie Price from Priceless Professional Development. In this episode, Sheri talks about some of Indigo’s foremost beliefs:

  • Why self-discovery and self-worth matter more than a degree and good grades.
  • How the Student TriMetrix Assessments helps students grow into a role that makes them happy AND pays the bills. 
  • How The Genius Project and Awesome Project exercises lead to a healthy ego and a true sense of self. 

Give it a listen here!

Podcast: How to Identify Entrepreneurial Students

On Innovate Carolina’s podcast, On the Heels of Innovation, Indigo CEO Sheri Smith and Ted Zoller discuss how Indigo helps schools identify students who have what it takes to become powerful entrepreneurs. These individualistic, forward-thinking students will make up the backbone of successful businesses for generations to come, so Indigo helps schools by identifying these students early to allow for greater educational support and encouragement. In this episode, Sheri talks about how Indigo Project inspires entrepreneurial-oriented students to build their own ventures and tackle life’s challenges. Give it a listen!

On The Heels of Innovation with Ted Zoller · Season 3, Episode 9 – Identifying the entrepreneurial spark

LeanLab and Indigo

Indigo participated in the Kansas City LeanLab Accelerator and conducted the following research study in partnership with the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies.

ALAS Press Release Using Indigo Data

Indigo is excited to share some of our data findings working with ALAS‘ (Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents) Superintendent Leadership Academy


“This survey data shows that ALAS is training and attracting highly skilled leaders who care deeply about making sure people feel seen and valued (Empathy) and helping others (Social). They feel deeply connected to their work and create environments where others also feel they belong (Sense of Belonging),” said Sheri Smith, founder and CEO of Indigo. “This meaningful work contributes to high levels of self-confidence and the ability to bring together many pieces of information to solve complex social problems (Integrative Ability). Basically ALAS leaders are rock stars who we want leading our schools and districts!”

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