Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is becoming more prominent in mainstream education. As we look ahead to educating students about career pathways, discovering a “purpose-driven happy life” is the motto of Sheri Smith, CEO of Indigo Pathway. BUOYcast recently interviewed Sheri (check it out below. Sheri brings her passion for student voice and choice to the conversation along with her incredible expertise in the area of career pathways in this unique platform. She shares, “There’s a place for you. Who you are matters.” Her value set of integrating self-knowledge with global awareness offers listeners inspiration at a time when we need it most!
Indigo Pathway begins with knowing yourself, which is one key focus in the CASEL SEL Framework. Each student takes a 10-minute science-based assessment that gives the student descriptions of personal strengths, motivators, and communication styles. In addition, the student will also be matched with a number of careers that fit within their strength profile. Sheri recommends a course of action for students to follow:
- Take the Indigo Pathway Survey
- Explorer Career Pathways
- Find Education Pathways
- Take Action
To learn more, check out the podcast to hear from Sheri, and be sure to visit the Indigo Pathway website to try out the survey.
Featured Resources & Links:
- Indigo Pathway: Know yourself. Know where you are going. Know how to get there.
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek
- Skill Up Workforce skill building.
- Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment by Todd Rose