See if the Jumpstart Savings Program is right for you.
Welders: Savings designed for YOU!

A career in welding can yield financial security, career advancement, and the opportunity to work across multiple industries in a variety of locations. The Jumpstart Savings Program is a tax-advantaged savings account that helps both new and experienced welders in West Virginia save for the tools, equipment and other startup costs required to launch or sustain their businesses.

Although welding is one of the top-paying skilled trades in the world, the American Welding Society anticipates that the occupation will encounter a shortage of about 200,000 welders by 2025 as seasoned welding professionals retire.

If business startup costs present a barrier for your career in this trade, the Jumpstart Savings Program may be able to help you save for the specialized tools & equipment you need to be successful.

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 welders:

  • Vehicles, welding machines, tables and blankets
  • Oxy/acetylene and exhaust systems
  • Safety gear
  • Cables, grinders, band and chop saws
  • Rental fees, building and utility costs
  • Permitting, licensing and marketing costs
  • Additional training costs
  • New certifications