Scott Hudson, Director-Business Solutions, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

Through innovative initiatives and programs spanning every facet of the workforce, 3RWIB bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent.  As the Director of Business Solutions, Scott oversees strategies and initiatives to develop an effective business service system, and to ensure the workforce needs of the local corporate community are systematically met.  Under the leadership of the CEO and with the 3RWIB Board, he also directs Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training investments, management of sector plans, collaboration within the Pittsburgh Works network and CareerLink one stop system, implementation of public policy elements, and strategic communications.   

Before 3RWIB, Scott was the Principal Manager for Alcoa Foundation in 26 countries and oversaw global the workforce development and STEM partnerships and programs that were strategically linked to Alcoa’s talent acquisition and development priorities with international and local partnerships.  He also directed global community investment with 70 locations in 24 countries where Alcoa operated.  Partners were local non-governmental organizations with environmental, STEM and workforce development programs.  

Scott also was a subject matter expert for the Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Playbook, posted blogs with the Huffington Post (Closing Skills and Training Gaps and A Model in Successful Workforce Readiness), and wrote articles for People & Strategy (October 2014 - “Case Study: Extending Alcoa’s Talent Pipeline in Communities”), and the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (October 2014 - “Strategic Partnerships and Design Options”).  With the University of Pittsburgh (Katz School of Business and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs), and Carnegie Mellon University at Heinz College, Scott served as an adjunct faculty for graduate courses in corporate social responsibility, and international development program and project management. 

Prior to Alcoa, Scott was the Director of Planning and Development with the Community Action Agency of New Haven and oversaw the Welfare to Work Program for 1,000 participants making the transition to full-time employment.  He also held leadership and management positions with international humanitarian assistance and international development organizations:  United States Agency for International Development, CARE International, and International Organization for Migration in Albania, Angola, Fiji, Guatemala and Mozambique.  With these organizations in Angola and Mozambique, he oversaw provincial workforce development and educational programs for demobilized and child soldiers and internally displaced people, and managed third-party training programs in agriculture, health and management.   

Scott and his wife, Susan Erson served as Peace Corps-Management Planning Advisors in Fiji for the Cakadrove Provincial Office.  He also held Human Resource analyst and consulting positions with Hay Management Consultants, Deloitte Haskins & Sells and Abt Associates.  Scott is a proud graduate of Rutgers University (MS – Industrial Relations & Human Resources Management), University of Southern Connecticut (MBA) and Wittenberg University (Sociology and Psychology).