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TVET Glossary of Terms


This glossary of terms intends to provide the TESDA key players, partners, and stakeholders an online and updated TVET information, concepts, to bring common understanding and clarification on the use of TESDA terminologies.

2019 TVET Glossary of Terms




CONCEPT/TERM DEFINITION
CAREER GUIDANCE

the provision of services such as career information, career education, guidance and counseling intended to assist people at any age and at any point in their lives, to make education, training and occupational choices and manage their careers


Source: (European Union Council, 2004, 2008, OECD,2004)
CAREER PROFILING

as used in TESDA, refers to that career guidance service geared towards helping students, out-of-school youth and unemployed adults decide intelligently on what career to pursue by having them undergo self-assessment of their abilities and occupational interests. The results are processed into an individual profile which shall serve as the basis for the individual to decide on what particular program to undergo in pursuit of that job best suited to his/her strengths.


Source: (Career Profiling Handbook, 2012)
CAREER PROGRESSION

the process of developing or moving towards a more advanced state in a person’s qualifications, job, title, position, or profession; it outlines one may follow in order to reach identified career development goals. 


Source: (IRR of RA 10968)
CENTER

is a TVI offering at least one (1) registered program in either PQF Level I, II, III, or IV. 


Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
CENTER OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT (CenTDev)

is a TVI that has demonstrated serious commitment in developing its quality assurance system.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018)
CENTER OF TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE (CenTEx)

is a TVI that has demonstrated superior results and high level of distinction in implementing its quality assurance system.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018)
CENTER OF TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY (CenTPRo)

is a TVI that has achieved significant progress in developing and implementing sound processes and procedures in its quality assurance system.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018)
CENTER-BASED PROGRAMS

refer to training provisions being undertaken in the TESDA Regional and Provincial Training Centers, local government unit (LGU)-run and private Training Centers and NGO-run training centers in the different regions and provinces in the country. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 131 s. 2019)
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (COC)

refers to a document issued by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to individuals who were assessed as competent in a single unit or cluster of related units of competency as defined in Section 4 of the Training Regulations.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 60 s. 2018)
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE TO INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE (COCIE)

is an official document issued by TESDA Regional Director; specifying the credit assigned per specific qualification; as the acceptable evidence of in-service industry experience of trainers.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016)

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