Looking to switch gigs, now you can get some FREE training.

According to the Idaho Statesman, the Idaho Transportation Department along with Associated General Contractors of America will be offering a free 3-week heavy-equipment training course to fill positions for excavator, dozer and backhoe operators.

The program -which was done two years ago- is especially interested in recruiting military veterans.

How much can you earn as a heavy-equipment operator? Average hourly pay rose 3% to $28.52/hour.

The whole program is at no cost to you (even lodging is free for up to 20 people). Here's what you need to know:

WHAT: Heavy-Equipment Operator School

WHERE: Rathdrum, ID

WHEN: June 8-30

HOW TO APPLY: Deadline is April 1. Contact Connie Haggerty at Connie.Haggerty@itd.idaho.gov or (208) 772-1234