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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
TECHNICAL EXPERT
  • a person qualified and authorized to form part of the STAR Regional Review Committee (SRRC). An expert should be a National Certificate (NC) holder on the qualification where he/she is designated expert and/or involved in the development of Training Regulations (TRs) and with at least two (2) years industry experience and training relative to the program to be star-rated. (TESDA Circular No. 18 s. 2016)
  • refers to the person/s qualified and authorized to develop competency standards/ training regulations, competency assessment tools, curriculum and other training materials such as session plans and competency-based learning materials. 

Source: (DACUM Handbook, 1999)
TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTION (TVI) refers to an institution whether public or private offering TVET program(s). This shall include TESDA Technology Institutions, Public and Private Technical Vocational Institutes, and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Colleges and Universities (LGUs), Training Centers and enterprises offering TVET programs.
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016)
TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) - refers to the education or training process which involves, in addition to general education, the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills relating to occupations in various sectors of economic and social life. (TESDA Circular No. 7 s. 2016) - a comprehensive term that includes all educational and training processes concerned with the study of technologies and related sciences and directed toward the acquisition of occupational competencies that are essential for gainful participation in economic and social activities. (TESDA Circular No. 31 s. 2012)
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TECHNICIAN a person whose work involves knowledge and skills that are theoretical and/or abstract with significant depth, contributing to the technical solution of non-routine issues or contingency nature which are addressed on interpretations and adaptation and guidelines or procedure. The work mainly involves analysis of current practices and the development of new criteria and procedures
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TECHNOLOGY-BASED COMMUNITY PROGRAM refers to a program conducted in the community by public or private TVI or by local government units, non-government organizations, and other government agencies that involves the application of technology. Programs conducted under this modality must address specific skills leading to a unit or units of competency needed by the community and promote employment opportunities. TESDA shall register these programs for public and safety concerns based on TRs, for WTR and industry or community requirements, for NTR.
Source: refers to a program conducted in the community by public or private TVI or by local government units, non-government organizations, and other government agencies that involves the application of technology. Programs conducted under this modality must address specific skills leading to a unit or units of competency needed by the community and promote employment opportunities. TESDA shall register these programs for public and safety concerns based on TRs, for WTR and industry or community requirements, for NTR.
TENDERING SYSTEM is a process of selecting training providers for the scholarship availment.
Source: (TESDA Circular No.55 s. 2016)
TERTIARY EDUCATION formal education beyond secondary education, including higher education, vocational education, and training, or other specialists post-secondary education or training; sometimes used to refer only to higher education or training.
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TESDA DEVELOPMENT FUND (TDF) a development fund established, to be managed/administered by TESDA, the income from which shall be utilized exclusively in awarding of grants and providing assistance to schools, training institutions, industries, local government units for upgrading their capabilities, and to develop and implement technical education and skills development programs.
Source: (RA 7796/TESDA Law)
TESDA TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTIONS (TTIs) schools and centers under the administrative management of TESDA and which programs offered are registered under the UTPRAS.
Source: (NTTA)
TRAINEE’S RECORD BOOK (TRB) a record of all accomplishments/ tasks/ activities of the trainees while undergoing training in the industry
Source: (TESDA Circular No. 33 s. 2017)

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