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.

EMBEDDED LEARNING AND TEACHING teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy which is integrated with the teaching of vocational or academic skills.
Source: (EU Commission AL 2010)
EMBEDDED TVET QUALIFICATION IN A LADDERIZED DEGREE PROGRAM a scheme by which the TVET content in the relevant higher education or bachelor degree program are mapped or identified and the curriculum is restructured to provide TVET exit points. The units of competencies in the TVET qualification are usually clustered together to allow for early attainment of a TVET qualification.
Source: (NCVER 2013, Australia)
EMERGING OCCUPATION a new occupation or one that consists of a new combination of existing skills and knowledge for which there is considerable existing or projected demand.
Source: (NCVER 2013, Australia)
EMERGING SKILLS abilities for which demand is increasing in existing or new occupations.
Source: (CEDEFOP 2014)

include all persons 15 years old and over as of their last birthday and during the basic survey reference period as reported as either:

  • at work - those who do any work even for one hour during the reference period for pay or work without pay on the farm or business enterprise operated by a member of the same or related by blood, marriage or adoption; 
  • with a job but not at work – those who have a job or business but are not at work be it temporary or temporary illness/injury, vacation or other reasons. Likewise, persons who expect to return or to start operation of a farm or business enterprise within two weeks from the date of the enumerator’s visit, are considered employed.

Source: (PSA)
EMPLOYERS’ SATISFACTION SURVEY (ESS) a survey which aims to evaluate the levels of satisfaction of the employers on the competencies and performance of TVET graduates in the workplace.
Source: -
EMPLOYMENT RATE percentage of the total number of employed persons to the total number of persons in the labor force. 
Source: (PSA)
ENHANCED BASIC EDUCATION encompasses at least one (1) year of kindergarten education, six (6) years of elementary education, and six (6) years of secondary education, in that sequence. Secondary education includes four (4) years of junior high school and two (2) years of senior high school education.
Source: (Sec. 4. RA 10533)
ENROLMENT the total number of students or trainees who have registered in a given course or program.
Source: (2005 IACES)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING a training scheme to develop persons for self-employment or for organizing, financing and/or managing an enterprise.
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