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.

TVET for Job Readiness
is one of the three-pronged directions of TVET which addresses the requirements of workers in industries with a steady growth rate. The target clients are secondary or high school completers/graduates wanting to take TESD for ready employment in industries that are key employment generators.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 003 s. 2018
TVET for Social Equity

aims to resonate with the TESDA's commitment to supporting the basic and marginalized sectors and special clients in order to enable them to engage in gainful and productive economic activity.

Source: TESDA Circular No. 004 s. 2024
TVET Graduates
students who have undergone and have successfully completed TESDA Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Programs.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 093, s. 2021
TVET Innovation Eco-System
the network of stakeholders from the academe, industry, and government that are committed support to innovative practices of the TTIs
Source: TESDA Circular No. 060 s. 2020
TVET Inter-Agency Committee (TVET - IAC)
functions as the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination, joint policy development, and decision-making to advance NTESDP objectives. It operationalizes action plans derived from NTESDP strategies, aligning government programs to enhance Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) efficiency nationwide.
Source: NTESDP 2023-2028, as cited in TESDA Circular No. 052, s. 2023
TVET Policy Research
research or study that pertains to the analysis, comparison, assessment, or evaluation of policies, programs, procedures, processes, or strategies in the TVET Sector.
Source: adapted from
TVET Program
refers to a program of learning in formal education that leads to a qualification in the PQF and is registered under the Unified TVET Program and Accreditation System (UTPRAS) of TESDA.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090, s. 2021
TVET Scholars
refers to the beneficiaries of TESDA Scholarship Programs.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 093, s. 2021
TVET Statistics
it contains historical data on TVET outputs specifically on enrolment, graduates, assessment, and certification.
Source: Philippine TVET Statistics 2014-2016
TVET Technology Research
refers to applied research focused on studying new, advanced, and emerging technology that would eventually lead to innovation and development of solutions that can aid TVET instructional delivery.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 61 s. 2018

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