Swaib Asiki and Epiphany Odubuker Picho
bstract This investigation was intended to unveil the influence of ‘‘Off-the-Job’’ training programs on performance in Yumbe District Local Government – Uganda. The study adopted a Case Study Design to allow in-depth study. Quantitative and Qualitative approaches were employed. A total of 218 questionnaires were administered to the respondents and 179 questionnaires were received back registering a response rate of 82%. Descriptive statistics were computed. Inferential statistical analysis included correlation and multiple regressions, which were used to test the hypotheses. The correlation coefficient (r) was used to determine the strength of the relationship. The significance of the coefficient (p) was used to test the relationship between the independent and the dependent variables. Regressions and ANOVA determined which of the independent variables accounted most for the variance in the dependent variable. Qualitative data were analyzed under themes. Results show that ‘‘Off-the-Job’’ training programs (non-formal trainings and formal academic training) account for 82% variance in performance. It was concluded that ‘‘Off-the-Job’’ training programs has very high influence on Performance.