Erie County has scheduled four orientation programs Monday through Thursday.

Anyone interested in joining Erie County's Summer Jobs and More program are encouraged to attend one of several orientations scheduled this week.

The Summer JAM Program addresses youth unemployment issues in Erie County by aligning the career goals of young adults with businesses that are investing in the future workforce of the region. The program aims to place 175 young people, ages 16 to 21, in jobs this summer.

Interested participants should bring proof of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families eligibility; their working papers application, if under the age of 18; and two forms of identification. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Summer JAM, launched in 2014, is a collaborative effort of the Erie County, the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority and the Erie Community Foundation. GECAC is the program administrator.

Four orientation programs are scheduled this week:

Monday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 312 Chestnut St.
Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Greater Erie Community Action Committee, 18 W. Ninth St.
Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Booker T. Washington Center, 1720 Holland St.
Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., at McDowell High School Library, 3580 W. 38th St.