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Elmer Williamson

2007 Williamson Tex

Elmer L. “Tex” Williamson began his career at the Hodgens Correctional Center, later renamed the Jim E. Hamilton Skills Center, working as a counselor and retiring 31 years later as a student services specialist.

Tex worked to transform the Skills Centers from “inmate training” to a credible school system focused on industry needs and student outcomes.

Among his many awards, Williamson also received the Region IV Educator of the Year Award in the Skills Center Division from the American Vocational Association.

Mr. Williamson was inducted to the CareerTech Hall of Fame in 2007.