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Y.E.S. Program

Due to COVID-19, the Y.E.S. Student Training Program
for FY2021 has been postponed until further notice.
Stay Safe.

If you have any questions, please contact
Tanya Chisholm at 912-964-3967 or Email.


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 (2020—graduate)
  • 18 years old
  • Valid State Driver’s License (Required)
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • 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, 2020 through March 31, 2020



Internship Program

Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in the GPA Internship Program.  GPA has made a business decision to put a freeze on the Internship Program for FY 2020.


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