Your pathway to skilled trades careers.

About BlueCareer

BlueCareer, powered by BlueRecruit in partnership with EBSCOlearning, is a comprehensive platform tailored for workforce development in skilled trades. It assists a wide range of users, including high school and college students, career changers, and veterans by providing detailed information about over 135 skilled trades, connecting them with hundreds of trade schools throughout the United States and Canada, and offering extensive training materials to expand their knowledge and expertise.

This service is designed to help individuals obtain certifications and secure jobs, facilitating career advancement in various technical and vocational fields.

Industries included:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Forestry
  • Personal Care
  • Home Care
  • Hospitality
  • Janitorial
  • Landscaping
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Security
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Personality and Experience Assessment

Not sure where to start? Take an assessment and get matched to the careers that are best for you!

Pay and Career Growth Data

Access real-time, local pay by trade and view the most in-demand trades in your state, all powered by BlueRecruit data.

Video Training by Industry Experts

Learn the skills that employers are looking for right from your phone or computer. Gain knowledge in how to use power tools, read blueprints, and more!

Trade School Exploration

Access our database of 600+ accredited trade and vocational schools. Easily search by location and trade to find the right program for you.

Scholarship Exploration

Fund the investment in your education with grants and scholarships. Use our scholarship tool and apply to all of the opportunities available to you.

Get a Job

With BlueRecruit, BlueCareer’s hiring platform, create a profile in five minutes and connect with our expansive employer network. The best part? No resume is needed to start your career in the trades.

What it’s great for:
  • Exploring paths to new careers
  • Grasping the scope of work a particular job entails
  • Understanding pay ranges for jobs
  • Learning what jobs are in demand regionally
Works best on:
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Mobile Phones 

BlueCareer Overview

If you’re new to BlueCareer and want to quickly understand how it works, check out the five-minute demo. It provides a clear and concise overview of the platform’s features and functionalities.

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to use this service is visiting their site through the library’s website, it’s FREE to our patrons!

This service is perfect for anyone interested in exploring new career opportunities, especially those new to the workforce or considering a career shift. It’s ideal for high school and college students, veterans, career changers, and guidance counselors looking for a comprehensive resource to navigate potential industries and educational paths.

You can explore the service without an account, but if you want to track your career progress, you’ll need to create one. Additionally, using BlueRecruit’s job-seeking tools requires an account to connect you with potential employers.

Almost immediately! BlueCareer, seamlessly integrated with BlueRecruit—one of North America’s top skilled trades recruiting platforms—enables library members and local employers to access real-time data. This includes the most in-demand trades, available opportunities, and current pay rates specific to your area, all available at your fingertips.

Yes. Every YouTube video and suggested Instagram influencer has been screened by BlueCareer’s expert tradies for content and adherence to industry standards. However, as with anything on the internet, always use caution when utilizing social media. We do not recommend anyone under the age of 13 utilizing BlueCareer’s social media content. For a member to view BlueCareers’ Instagram linked content, they will need to already have their own Instagram account.

No, it’s actually recommend that library members wait to create a Job Seeker profile until they are ready to start working or work eligible, i.e. over 16 years old, have the skills or certifications they need for the job they want, etc.

Yes. When creating their profiles, members indicate their current location, the city and state they’d prefer to work, and their commute preference.

All Employers have created a BlueRecruit profile. Any employer that is interested in interviewing a Job Seeker will send that person an in-app message, email, and text message informing them of the opportunity and invitation to interview. If the Job Seeker is interested in the role, they then accept the Connection Request and begin the interview process.

You can also visit BlueCareer’s website to get more help.

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