The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund and Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University signed a cooperation agreement on September 2, 2019. The agreement was signed on behalf of Dr. Abdullah Al Rubaish by the Vice President for Studies, Development and Community Service Dr. Abdullah Al Kadi and the General Manager of the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Al Sudairi.

The agreement was held to support training and recruiting national workers in private sectors through various programs and appropriate support provided by the HRDF. It has been established to gain a strategic partnership between the fund and the University to achieve mutual goals such as training, rehabilitating, and employing IAU graduates, upcoming graduates and job seekers to increase their competitive skills in the labor market, expand the percentage of employment, develop national cadres' skills, provide them with individual, basic and experienced skills that are in line with the Kingdom's 2030 transformational Vision.