There were 7 courses in the first phase, the commencement of classes was on 10th October with an orientation programme named "Skillex". The event was inaugurated by Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac, Hon’ble minister for Finance & Coir, and the meeting was presided over by Shri. T.P. Ramakrishnan, Hon’ble minister for Labour, Excise & Skill. Attendees included Hon. MLA for Chavara Constituency Shr. N Vijayan Pillai, Additional Chief Secretary Smt. Asha Thomas IAS, Chairman of ULCCS Shri. Rameshan Paleri, UL Education Director Dr. Sethumadhavan T P, IIIC Director Dr. D Chitraprasad and students and parents.