The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced a new DISCUS Academy curriculum, the Industry Fundamentals Certificate program, aimed at attracting new entrants into the spirits sector. The Industry Fundamentals Certificate is designed for professionals to provide an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the industry and its regulatory framework. The certificate program is comprised of 15 DISCUS Academy courses, including 12 core classes and three electives. Available to DISCUS members and non-members alike, the academy offers curriculum and industry-recognized certifications related to the business of distilling, rather than training on production or spirits knowledge—a first of its kind. In partnership with Cornell University and the University of Kentucky, DISCUS Academy also offers leadership development programs to provide professionals of varying leadership experience education.