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  Lary Forbes
Larry had been laid off from two different companies and was facing another layoff from yet another employer. That's when he decided enough was enough. Larry wanted a more secure future for his wife and three daughters. With the help of a One-Stop WIA counselor, he learned about options available in the healthcare field.

After completing Certified Nurse Aide ( CNA ) training, he began working part time to earn partial health benefits. He was asked to speak to the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board about his WIA experiences, and the only person with a question was the Vice President of Human Resources at Riverside Hospital . He asked if Larry wanted a job. While working at Riverside, Larry furthered his nursing education.

He graduated from Kankakee Community College's RN program in May 2005 and immediately passed his state boards. Today, as a surgical nurse, Larry continues to be one of Riverside's valued employees.
Larry Forbes
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