This year's International Outsourcing Summit, which was graced by no less than President Benigno S. Aquino III himself, was on a record high as the confab gathered the most number of international participants and investors from many countries around the world. This is specially made significant with the great strides that TESDA has provided in support with the overwhelming progress in the IT-BPO sector under the leadership of Secretary Joel Villanueva.

"...Our greatest challenge is to become a relevant government agency. But I am confident that our work as the Philippine government’s lead agency in technical education flows into one stream with yours – both of us are in search of the best alternatives to sustain a steady supply of talents in the IT-BPO. I am delighted that this is NOT missing in the debate on outsourcing. I think, it is the heart of this summit...."