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.

Teaching Demonstration
the practical exhibition and explanation of how a skill or competency is performed to assess the communication and presentation skills and the ability to engage and generate interest to show an applicant’s knowledge on the subject matter and ability to teach.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 119, s. 2019
Teaching Personnel (Trainer)
refers to the personnel of the TVI either permanent or job orders that serve as the learning facilitators for all its registered program offerings. As a criterion, it is the minimum number of teaching personnel per CTPR.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018
Team Training
coordinated teaching by a team of trainers working together in the delivery of learning/training
Source: TESDA Circular 107, s. 2021
Technical Assistance
non-financial assistance provided by local or international specialists. It can take the form of sharing information and expertise, instruction, skills training, the transmission of working knowledge, and consulting services and may also involve the transfer of technical data. The aim of technical assistance is to maximize the quality of project implementation and impact by supporting administration, management, policy development, capacity building, etc.
Technical Consulting
a service provided by TVET trainer in a particular area for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Source: TESDA Circular No. 33 s. 2017
Technical Education
refers to the education process designed at post-secondary and lower tertiary levels, officially recognized as non-degree programs aimed at preparing technicians, paraprofessionals and other categories of middle-level workers by providing them with a broad range of general education, theoretical, scientific, artistic and technological studies, social services and related job skills training.
Source: RA No. 7796 , TESDA Law
Technical Education and Skills Development Committees (TESDCs)
refer to the Regional and Provincial Technical Education and Skills Development Committees established by the Authority at the Regional and local levels to coordinate and monitor the delivery of Skills development activities by the public and private sectors.
Source: RA No. 7796, TESDA Law
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 of industry experience and training relative to the program to be star-rated.
Source: 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 an individual holder of a National Certificate (NC) on the qualification where he/she is designated as an expert and/or involved in the Development of Training Regulations (TRs) and Competency Assessment Tools (CATs), and with at least two (2) years of industry experience relative to the qualification or program to be inspected
Source: TESDA Circular No. 061, s. 2022
Technical Support Systems (TSS)
the mechanism that provides user-friendly assistance for individuals having technical problems in accessing the digital content and utilizing the web application. Usually, this can be in the form of a support hotline, chat support, and frequently asked questions.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 062 s. 2020
Technical Training
refers to the training of specific vocational skills that are needed to perform certain job tasks or to design, develop, implement, maintain, support or operate a particular technology or related application, product or service
Source: TESDA Circular No. 107, s. 2021

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