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

JOB STANDARD the level of achievement that an individual is expected to reach by reference to specified rating levels (standards) and criteria that have been decided for each task/activity within a job/job title.
Source: (Wahba 2013, Global)
JOB-OUT/CONTRACT-OUT a mode of development of CS/TRs, CATs, and other training/learning materials thru Service Contract (SC) with industry associations or technical experts formally endorsed by the relevant industry association/group and for the academe, from TVIs or HEIs or preferably member of the relevant CHED technical panel.
Source: (TESDA-OP-QSO-01 dated 01 March 2017)

a major employment facilitation event to assist the TVET graduates which shall be initiated by the Regional/Provincial/District Offices (ROPODOs).

Source: (TESDA Circular No. 26, s. 2009)
JOBSTART PHILIPPINE PROGRAM Is an employment facilitation initiative of the DOLE with funding support from the Government of Canada and technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The program seeks to assist young Filipinos to start their careers and find meaningful paid employment.
Source: ( DOLE DO No. 148-16 series of 2016)

refers to a process by which economies that progress towards a green economy also strengthen each of the four pillars of decent work for all, particularly social dialogue, social protection, rights at work, and employment.

Source: (International Labour Organization, 2018).(TESDA Circular No. 58 s. 2018)
K TO 12

covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School [SHS]) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Source: (

also known as Key Success Indicator KSIs Indicators help an organization define and measure progress toward organizational goals. Once an organization has analyzed its mission, identified all its stakeholders, and defined its goals, it needs a way to measure progress toward those goals. Key Performance Indicators are those measurements. 

LABOR FORCE the population 15 years old and over, whether employed or unemployed, who contribute to the production of goods and services in the country.
Source: (PSA)
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE the proportion (in percent) of the total number of persons in the labor force to the total population 15 years old and over.
Source: (PSA)
LABOR MARKET a system consisting of employers as buyers and workers as sellers, the purpose of which is to match job vacancies with job applicants and to set wages.
Source: (ILO)

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