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.

VISIBLY UNDEREMPLOYED include employed persons who worked for less than 40 hours during the basic survey reference period and still want additional hours of work in their present job or an additional job, or to have a new job with longer working hours.
Source: (PSA)
WAGE payment for work done based on the hour or day.
Source: (Guidelines in the Implementation of Reformed Apprenticeship Program)
WITH TRAINING REGULATION (WTR) refers to the programs registered under the UTPRAS with the appropriate promulgated Training Regulations as a basis for its registration.
Source: (TESDA Circular No.4, s. 2007 – Omnibus Guidelines on Program Registration)
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT a goal to enable women to overcome gender discrimination and achieve equality to full participation in socio-economic development; the process and condition by which women gain greater access to acquire competencies for greater employability and productivity.
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YOUTH a portion of the population between 15 – 30 years of age.
Source: (RA 8044/Youth in Nation-building Act)
YOUTH LITERACY RATE percentage of people aged 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
Source: (UNESCO UIS 2013, Global)
YOUTH PROFILING FOR STARRING CAREER (YP4SC OR CAREER PROFILING) an electronically delivered guidance program designed to help career seekers choose intelligently what course to pursue based on their abilities and occupational interests. The two (2) instruments are Computer Interest Profile (CIP) and Computer Ability Profile (CAP).
Source: (Compendium of Programs Registered under UTPRAS, Vol. V)

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