Program Info
General Information:

The original mission of Aleg-up was to help non college bound students prepare for the workforce and reduce the amount of initial new hire training performed by employers because 80% of Tennessee students will go directly to the workplace.

Now we have found that college oriented students have gained from this program because it presents a realistic view about what business and industry truly is verses just gaining information from textbooks.

All Aleg-up programs are free to interested schools and students.

All Aleg-up programs are taught by volunteers, both active and retired from business and industry. All volunteers are trained in the Aleg-up curriculums  and presentation skills at the Aleg-up headquarters located in Morristown, TN.

Aleg-up, Inc. offers two curriculums that have similar content but differ in duration of time and depth of study.

Aleg-up LifeSkills

The Aleg-up LifeSkills program is designed to be taught in school systems where the class periods are usually 90 minutes in length. The LifeSkills program is designed to be taught one class period per week over one semester (18 weeks/27 total hours). Teachers in the participating class must remain with the class at all times and actually become part of the program. Teacher may or may not use information taught in the LifeSkills program throughout the week depending on the class need and/or desire.

Aleg-up CareerQuest

The Aleg-up CareerQuest program is designed to be taught as an extra curricular or after school program. Similar in content to the LifeSkills program, CareerQuest is taught over 18 to 36 weeks equaling 72 hours of instruction. In addition to the 72 hours of class, students will be assigned homework and projects to be completed outside the classroom.

The Basic LifeSkills and CareerQuest Curriculum:


  • Knowing Who You Are (DiSC Profile)
  • Focusing On The Future-Developing Objectives
  • Choosing The Right Career
  • Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Learning What Employers Want
  • Professionalism-Developing A Responsible Attitude
  • Leadership Principals
  • Managing Interpersonal Relationship
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Building
  • Time/Stress Management
  • Diversity
  • Ethical Behavior-Stewardship
  • Financial Management
  • Communication Skills-Speech Preparation and Presentation
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Proper Etiquette



Target Population:

High Schools (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

High School Students In Foster Care

Youth In Detention Centers

Partnering Groups:

Hamblen County Schools

Walters State Community College (SIFE)

Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown

Hawkins County Schools

Jefferson County Schools

University of Tennessee