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.

Background Investigation
a background check of the applicant/candidate in terms of integrity and competence, a thorough and objective background investigation involving the applicant’s/candidate’s peers, superiors, subordinates (if applicable), and clients.
Source: TESDA Circular No.119 s. 2019
Barangay Development Programs
refer to skills training programs that cater to the specific needs of the marginalized and disadvantaged sector to ensure that rural employment generation is pursued in the communities
Source: TESDA Circular No. 018, s. 2021
Barangay Kabuhayan Skills Training Program (BKSTP)
establishes livelihood and skills training centers in the 4th, 5th and 6th class municipalities toopen employment opportunities, combat poverty and improve the quality of life of Filipinos. It gives the highest priority to social reforms and focuses on poverty alleviation interventions through rural empowerment in accord with the Barangay Kabuhayan Act (RA No. 9509). This program supports the national economic development programs that aim to promote equitable distribution of opportunities, income, and wealth across the country. Likewise, it seeks to improve the quality of life of Filipinos, especially the underprivileged by increasing their opportunities for economic competency, productivity, and income level.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 031 s. 2018
Barangay Skills Need Survey (BSNS)
is a tool used to determine the preferred TVET Qualifications of interested members/residents in the barangays.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 34 s. 2017
Basic Competencies
refer to non-technical skills (knowledge, skills and attitudes) that everybody will need in order to perform satisfactorily at work and in society and are considered portable and transferable irrespective of jobs and industrial settings. (Competency Standard on Basic Competencies (Core Work Skills) ILO SRO 2005) these are the competencies required for all qualification levels in all industry sectors.  They are the units of competency that every worker must possess.  There will initially be only a small number of basic competencies, covering only the more tangible/observable work activities common to all workers.
Source: Training Regulations Framework per TESDA Board Resolution No. 2014-04
Basic Education
refers to that part of the educational system intended to meet basic learning needs and provide the foundation on which subsequent learning can be based. It encompasses kindergarten, elementary and secondary education as well as an alternative learning system for out-of-school youth and those with special needs.
Source: IRR of RA No. 10968 encompasses kindergarten. elementary, and secondary (Junior and Senior High) education as well as alternative learning systems for out-of-school learners and those with special needs. It is intended to meet the basic learning needs which provide the foundation on which subsequent learning can be based.
Source: DOLE-DepEd-CHED-TESDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, s. 2020
Basic Research
an investigation on basic principles and reasons for the occurrence of a particular event or process or phenomenon. It is also called theoretical research.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 010 s. 2020
Basic Skills
a fundamental skill that is the basis of later learning or is essential for employment. The skills and competencies needed to function in contemporary society, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and mathematics.
Source: NCVER 2013
Batang Technopreneur
an award given to the candidate who is currently operating or expanding business relevant to the TVET program he/she earned.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 014 s. 2021
Batang TESDA! TESDA Best!
an award given to the candidate who is currently employed in a field related to the TVET course he/she earned.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 014 s. 2021

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