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.

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.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 107, s. 2021
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, State Universities and Colleges, Local Colleges and Universities, Training Centers and enterprises offering TVET programs.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 07, s. 2016
Technical Vocational Institution (TVI) Applicant
an institution whether public or private offering TVET registered program(s). This shall include TESDA Technology Institutions, Private Technical Vocational Institutes, Higher Education Institution (HEls), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Colleges and Universities (LCUs), Training Centers, and enterprises that have submitted a program application to be subjected under the STAR Program accreditation.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 139 s. 2020
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 Plan and Infrastructure Support System
technological infrastructure and maintenance system of the course. It also includes the description of eLearning delivery modes, learning resources, and activities, assessment and grading system, student support. More importantly, it describes how learning resources and technology are utilized to support the learners as they undergo eLearning.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 104 s. 2019
Technology Research
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. It is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organizations, in order to solve a problem or improve a pre-existing solution.
Source: Wikipedia
Technology-Based Community Program

Technology-based Community Program (TBCP)
refers to a program that involves the application of technology, conducted in the community by public and private TVI or by local government units, non-government organizations, and other government agencies. As a criterion, it is the minimum number of batches conducted by the TVI.
Source: TESDA Circular No. 090 s. 2018

refers to a work from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunications and/or computer technologies.

Source: Republic Act No. 11165 or Telecommuting Act
Tendering System
is a process of selecting training providers for the scholarship availment.
Source: TESDA Circular No.55 s. 2016

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