Dewpoint celebrates 20 years with gift to 2020 Girls
Monday, August 15, 2016
$10,000 donation will help young females explore careers in STEM fields
No business can succeed without a talented, well-trained workforce.
Dewpoint, a Lansing-based information technology solutions provider, is a great case in point. And to celebrate 20 successful years in business, Dewpoint is paying it forward, gifting ITEC’s 2020 Girls Clubs with a $10,000 donation.
2020 Girls helps Lansing-area females ages 9-13 explore studies and careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math.) The girls enroll in robotics, game design, and programming courses so they can learn new concepts, hone existing skills and put their theoretical knowledge into immediate practice. The $10,000 gift will support the program which encourages the development of self-confidence relationship building with mentors who have careers in technology.
Dewpoint’s President and CEO, Ken Theis, credits much of Dewpoint’s success over the past two decades to its exceptional employees who have helped the company create a reputation for delivering what is promised and providing outstanding professional service to clients.
“By investing in local students and engaging them in the sciences, we hope to light a spark, retain talent right here in mid-Michigan and help grow the local economy,” Theis said.
Headquartered in the Knapp’s Centre in downtown Lansing, Dewpoint was founded in 1996, by eight entrepreneurs who started a services and hardware reseller company.
Dewpoint’s early success came from having talent with a breadth and depth of technical knowledge to configure, install and evaluate technical environments to provide its clients with the best solutions.
As the IT industry continued to evolve and hardware became more commoditized, Dewpoint capitalized on its services expertise to create program and project management service offerings. This expanded Dewpoint’s footprint into several other areas including managed services, application development, IT assessments, and security and data center operations.
Today, Dewpoint employs 240 people (60 of whom have been hired since Jan. 1) and has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit as one of the “Cool Places to Work In Michigan.”