Workforce Development

YES+ Student Trainee Program

March 14, 2024

Dear Students and Community Members,

We’re excited to announce that our YES+ Training Program is now accepting applications from students graduating in the Class of 2024.

Requirements for the Program:

  • Completion of high school (current year)
  • Eighteen years old
  • Valid state driver’s license
  • TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) required. GPA will reimburse
  • Submission of two reference letters
  • Submission of one consideration letter explaining why you would like to be considered for the GPA’s YES+ Training Program
  • One-year training and probationary period

Please contact Tanya Chisholm if you have any questions or concerns. Apply online at


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