Advancing skilled workers from curiosity to career

Powered by BlueRecruit, BlueCareer by EBSCOlearning is an easy-to-use resource center for library users interested in learning more about the skilled trades and seeking to explore a career transition. The platform also supports local employers looking for talent or seeking insights into the labor market.

BlueCareer provides in-depth information on more than 100 skilled trades, connects individuals with hundreds of trade schools across the United States and Canada, and provides training resources for those seeking to build their trade knowledge and experience.

Using BlueCareer, job seekers can explore 100+ trades in more than a dozen industries:

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

Product Features

Personality and Experience Assessment: Have your patrons heard of the incredible career potential of the skilled trades? Help them get started in exploring a career in the trades by taking a comprehensive personality and experience-based assessment to see which trade profession might be a fit.

Pay and Career Growth Data: Most publicly available salary data is outdated and unreliable. BlueCareer allows library users and employers to view live local pay data based on exact skills and experience.

Video Training: BlueCareer has gathered experts from across North America to provide high quality learning content to prepare individuals for professional certification exams and ensure day-one work readiness.

Virtual Training: Individuals can participate in virtual reality and simulation-based training modules for trades including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, facilities maintenance, solar and more. Training is designed to prepare them for numerous professional certifications and help boost earning potential.

Trade School Exploration: Library users can explore more than 600 fully accredited trade schools and search for schools by location and/or trade.

Scholarship Exploration: Users can view and research hundreds of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can be filtered by location and trade, and many can be applied for directly from the platform.

Job Placement: Once they are ready to enter the labor market, individuals can create a BlueRecruit job seeker profile in approximately five minutes and connect with thousands of employers across North America. They will be invited to interview for open positions via text, and resumes are not required.

Mobile-First Responsive Design: Individuals can use BlueCareer in their local library or from the comfort of their own home. The site is fully responsive and built with mobile users in mind.

About BlueRecruit

BlueRecruit is a software platform that connects skilled workers to companies that are looking for their talent.