Each year the Editorial Board of the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education acknowledges excellence in writing through its Outstanding Manuscript Awards. The Outstanding Manuscript Awards are presented to authors of refereed manuscripts based on three categories: research, conceptual, and dissertation. An awards task force, consisting of past Journal editors reviewed each published manuscript from Volume 45 of the Journal. The members first determined whether the manuscript merited recognition and then ranked the selected manuscripts. Individual rankings were combined to determine the recipient in each of the three award categories. The awards task force for Volume 45 consisted of Richard Walter, Janet Burns, and George Rogers. The Editorial Board of the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education extends warm thanks to these individuals for their assistance in the awards selection process and for their continued service and commitment to the Journal, the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators and the profession.
The Outstanding Research Manuscript is selected from published articles that were data based. The Outstanding Research Manuscript for Volume 45 was co-authored by James A. Gregson, the University of Idaho, and Patricia A. Sturko, Washington State University. Their article, published in Issue 3, was entitled Learning and Collaboration in Professional Development for Career and Technical Education Teachers: A Qualitative Multi-Case Study.