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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.




CONCEPT/TERM DEFINITION
SPECIAL ORDER (S.O.) refers to the authority granted to the TVI by the TESDA Provincial Director to graduate a particular learner from a specified registered program on a certain date, provided the learner has satisfied the training requirements.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016)
SPECIALIZED CENTER a TVET provider offering at least nine (9) programs in either PQF Level V (Diploma) program and in at least two (2) industry sectors.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
SPECIALIZED COLLEGE a TVET provider offering at least eighteen (18) programs in either PQF Level V (Diploma) programs and in at least two (2) industry sectors.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
SPECIALIZED INSTITUTE a TVET provider offering at least eighteen (18) programs in either PQF Level I, II, III, & IV and on at least two (2) PQF Level V (Diploma) programs and in at least two (2) industry sectors.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
STAKEHOLDER a person or organization with an interest or concern in something. In vocational education and training, stakeholders include government, providers of training, industry, clients and the community.
Source: -
STAR LEVEL AWARD refers to the STAR Award based on the range scores.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 18 s. 2016)
STAR RATING SYSTEM a system recognizing TVET programs beyond the program registration minimum requirements. The system shall be evidence-based criteria, which are translated into numerical points that will correspond to the STAR Level Award of the program.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 18 s. 2016)
STATE ASSISTANCE COUNCIL (SAC) the organized body tasked for policy guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluation of new and existing programs and the promulgation of the rules and regulations governing GASTPE.
Source: (RA 8545/GASTPE Law)
STCW CONVENTION international Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers prescribes minimum standards relating to training, certification, and watchkeeping which signatory countries are obliged to meet or exceed.
Source: (International Maritime Organization)
STEM

is an acronymn for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, commonly used in relation to education and skills. It is also seen as an approach to a pedagogical strategy that emphasizes application of knowledge, skills, and values from the disciplines of Science, Technology., Engineering and Mathematics, in an integrated manner to help students solve problems encountered in the real world.


Source: (UNESCO-UNEVOC)

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