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
MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

refers to personnel who support the maintenance and operation of equipment and facilities of the school/centers. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 59 s. 2017)
MEDICAL AND DENTAL FEES

refer to all fees intended for health services provided to the learners including physical, dental, and mental health assessment, examination, and treatment in the institution to ascertain that the learner is physically and mentally fit and does not have any contagious diseases. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 60 s. 2018)
MERIT

it means to be deserving of or to deserve appointment or promotion because of qualifications, competence, and personal suitability. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 119, s. 2019)
MONITORED PROGRAMS

skills training programs that have TVET component conducted by other National Government Agencies and other skills training which have to be reported to TESDA. 


Source: (Memorandum No. 345 s., 2020)
MULTI-DIMENSIONAL POVERTY

it encompasses the various deprivations experienced by poor people in their daily lives – such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standards, disempowerment, poor quality of work, the threat of violence, and living in areas that are environmentally hazardous, among others. 


Source: (www.ophi.org.uk)
MULTIPLE AVAILMENT

is availing of two or more scholarship programs by a beneficiary. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 131 s. 2019)
NATIONAL LEAD ASSESSORS

experts who developed the Training Regulations (TR) and the Competency Assessment Tools (CATs), “and shall undertake the task of assessing prospective regional assessors.” 


Source: (TESDA-OP-CO-04 Accreditation of Competency Assessors)
NATIONAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (NQMC)

it ensures that the established documented procedures are maintained/ reviewed and/or may be revised whenever necessary. 


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 41 s. 2018)
NATIONAL SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM (NSTP)

is a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethics of service and patriotism while undergoing training in any of its three (3) program components. Its various components are especially designed to enhance the youth’s active contribution to the general welfare.


Source: (TESDA Circular No. 078 s. 2019)
NEURO TECHNOLOGY

defined as the assembly of methods and instruments that enable a direct connection of technical components with the nervous system. These technical components are electrodes, computers, or intelligent prostheses. They are meant to either record signals from the brain or “translate” them into technical control commands, or to manipulate brain activity by applying electrical or optical stimuli. 


Source: (Muller & Rotter, 2017)


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