Workforce Development

YES+ Student Trainee Program

Dear Students and Community Members,

I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are doing well.

As we look to 2024, I want to inform you that the YES+ Training Program will be temporarily on hold as we evaluate ways to constantly improve it.

This decision is rooted in our commitment to ensuring the program continues to offer excellent and relevant training, and we want to assure you that this pause is a strategic step to review and enhance the overall experience.

Since launching five years ago, the YES+ Student Trainee Program has provided area students with training and mentorship opportunities leading to more than 40 new hires.

We are proud of the legacy of this valuable learning opportunity and are committed to offering the program to students in the following years.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the YES+ Student Training Program. Please reach out to us with any questions.

We look forward to providing a more enriching experience soon for our community.   


Tanya Chisholm, MPA
General Manager of Workforce Development & Training | Georgia Ports Authority
[email protected]


Internship Program

Georgia Ports Authority’s annual internship program provides real-world work experience at one of the country’s premier seaports to traditional college students.

The 2024 GPA Internship Program will be from May 28, 2024, until August 2, 2024. Applications are now being accepted from undergraduate students enrolled in technical colleges or four-year colleges/universities.

Apply online at


Georgia  Ports Authority
GPA Annex 1 | 82 Main Street | Garden City, GA 31408
Phone: (912) 964-3966 | Email