Y.E.S. Program

Y.E.S. Student Operator Training Program

Enhances the student’s employability by obtaining critical sought after work skills. Provides work-based training with a special emphasis on equipment operation and safety creating a pathway to connect and mentor with tenured employees

  • Y.E.S. Program is a valuable work-based learning opportunity that will train, influence, and prepare students to become top performing employees for the GPA.
  • Y.E.S. Program offers on-the-job training that gives students the necessary experience to meet GPA’s workforce needs.
  • Y.E.S. Program helps students achieve their dreams and develop a world-class workforce for Georgia Ports.


  • High school students who are not on the traditional four-year college/university track.
  • High school students who want to start a career soon after graduation.
  • Ready, determined and committed to complete the one-year training program.
  • Students who have a drive and are career-ready.


  • High School Completion (2022—graduate)
  • 18 years old
  • Valid State Driver’s License (Required)
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Apply online – (submit a resume)
  • Submit two Reference Letters
  • Consideration Letter (Why you would like to be considered for the Y.E.S. Program)
  • Students must contact and communicate with Counselors/Work-based Coordinators about the Y.E.S. Program
  • Counselor/Work-based Coordinators will accept resumes starting—February 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022



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 2022 GPA Internship Program will be May 16, 2022 until August 5, 2022.  The application period runs from November 1, 2021 until February 28, 2022.  Applicants must be enrolled as a traditional undergraduate student who will graduate after August 2022.

Apply online at


Georgia  Ports Authority
GPA Annex 1 | 82 Main Street | Garden City, GA 31408
Phone: (912) 964-3966 or (912) 964-3907 | Email