See if the Jumpstart Savings Program is right for you.
Carpentry, Construction, and Skilled Labor: Savings designed for you!

Building and construction trades offer a variety of in-demand career paths, opportunities for good wages, career advancement, and transferrable skills across a broad range of industries.

The Jumpstart Savings Program is a state tax-advantaged savings account that helps West Virginia workers. These tradespeople perform high-value tasks that can’t easily be automated, and projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest that contractors, carpenters, and skilled laborers will enjoy strong demand for their skills for years to come.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior taking on odd jobs or a seasoned professional well-established within your trade, the Jumpstart Savings Program can help you save for the cost of getting the job done.

Saving Made Easy

Enrolling in the Jumpstart Savings Program is easy and the application only takes about ten minutes to complete.

Step 1: Take the Quiz.
Find out if you can benefit.

Step 2: Apply for Your Jumpstart Account.
Get started in as little as 10 minutes.

Step 3: Start Saving for Your Future.
Enjoy tax-advantages while pursuing your passion.

Possible qualified expenses for carpenters, contractors, and skilled laborers:

  • Basic and specialty tools
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Heavy equipment (backhoe, excavator, loader, etc.)
  • Industry-specific certifications (OSHA Training, ACI, LEED, etc.)
  • Automobile and transportation costs
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Business insurance
  • Contract labor and wages
  • Legal/professional services