About Us

About the Best-Trade-Schools.net Company

I’m Doug Crawford, the founder of Best Trade Schools. For more than 20 years, I’ve worked in executive management roles and gained a lot of firsthand knowledge of what makes a good employee and the sorts of traits employers look for. Using this information, I started Job-Applications.com to help job seekers find employment.

I’m proud of what we do at Job-Applications.com, but I realized that we can still do more. Sometimes changing careers requires some additional training. Learning a trade can open up many new avenues for work, but choosing a school can be daunting. I created Best Trade Schools with the mission of making it easy for prospective students to find the right trade school.

What We Do at Best Trade Schools

Based in Canton, OH, our team will help you sift through information from trade or vocational schools across the country to find the best one near you. Our goal is to simplify the decision process so you can get a quality local education.

We’ll tell you about student services, programs, nearby campus locations, financial aid, and more. We will also let you know which trade schools offer veteran or military support or help you with the job search after graduation. We want you to be able to take the next step toward your career with confidence.

About Me


During my career, I have served as CFO of a leading oil company, and I have earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). As a long-time resident of Northeast Ohio, I take pride in being an active member of the community. While volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and as a youth soccer coach, I’ve had many opportunities to learn about the hopes and dreams of young people and help give them guidance for the future.