"REITERATING THE IMPORTANCE OF THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX IN formulating and implementing TESDA programs, the agency through the leadership of SECRETARY JOEL VILLANUEVA ventured into another milestone in the recent collaboration with GOOGLE to improve technical education and skills development in the country. No less than the country lead for Google Apps Supporting Program, Ms. Janet Suzie Yoon attended the ceremonies and gave Google's Letter of Intent of this new venture which Sec Joel received.

""I am very happy because everyone in TESDA is now thinking outside the box... Noong isang taon, ipinakilala natin ang TESDA ONLINE PROGRAM at ang TESDA APP. A few weeks ago, amused with their software for graphic design and animation, we integrated AUTODESK software in our training programs... Today, Google is with us not for the sake of making us all “TECHIE” but because the GOOGLE APP FOR EDUCATION will make TESDA healthier, happier, and more productive organization.

...Big, big thanks to Google for giving us free access to this application. Expect that TESDA will “over-exploit” this app not because we got it for free but because we were reminded that TESDA should be “TECHNICAL”… that TESDA should be a native of technology.""