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.

Work Request Tracking
a document authorizing the completion of a specific task.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017
Work Specification
a document describing the way in which the work is to be carried out. It may define the materials, tools, time, and standard.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017
Work-From-Home (WFM)
refers to an output-oriented work arrangement that authorizes the employee to produce outputs/results and accomplishments outside of the office.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 056 s. 2020
Workers' Organization / Association / Union
refers to an association of workers organized for the mutual aid and protection of its members or for any legitimate purpose other than collective bargaining.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 035 s. 2018 refers to any organization, union or association of employees either in the private sector or agencies of government which exist in whole or in part for the purpose of collective negotiations or mutual aid, interest, cooperation, protection or other lawful purposes.
Working Poor
refers to individuals and families whose income falls below the poverty threshold as defined by the National Economic and Development Authority and/or cannot afford in a sustained manner to provide their minimum basic needs of food, health, education, housing, and other essential amenities of life
Source: TESDA Circular No. 035 s. 2018, DOLE Department Order No.17 s. 2017
a portion of the population between 15 – 30 years of age.
Source: RA 8044, Youth in Nation-building Act
Youth Literacy Rate
percentage of people aged 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
Source: UNESCO UIS 2013
Youth Profiling for Starring Career (YP4SC or Career Profiling)
an electronically delivered guidance program designed to help career seekers choose intelligently what course to pursue based on their abilities and occupational interests. The two (2) instruments are Computer Interest Profile (CIP) and Computer Ability Profile (CAP).
Source: Compendium of Programs Registered under UTPRAS, Vol. V

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