Johnston Community College is partnering with pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk to create a new student internship program.
Cody Worley of Willow Spring is the first JCC student to participate in the program. Worley, who graduated from JCC in May with an associate’s degree in industrial systems technology, will start his bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University this fall.
Joe Hill, manager of facilities, maintenance and engineering at Novo Nordisk, said the company appreciates the opportunity to partner with the college.
“We’ve struggled in the past to develop homegrown talent, people with the right skills and capabilities to come into the business and impact it,” Miller said. “This student internship program has been something we’ve waited for. We’re very glad to be part of launching this, and we’ve very glad to have Cody on board. He’s been a wonderful addition, and we look forward to a long time and a lot of people going through this.”
Worley said he was excited about the hands-on training he’ll receive. “This opportunity to learn and build upon my associate’s level training means the world to me,” he said.
“This is a real partnership in that (Novo Nordisk is) helping us with and we are helping be a part of our economic recovery here in Johnston County. Novo Nordisk has done so much with us in the past and we are looking forward to great things in the future,” said JCC President David Johnson.